Tuesday, March 1, 2011

How To Do The Human Flag!

The human flag. It's one of the most impressive demonstrations of total body tension, control, and strength anyone can ever perform. The human flag involves holding onto a vertical pole and supporting your body weight completely horizontal with only your hands touching the pole. It takes time and dedication to work up to performing this advanced exercise, but with practice and attention to detail you too might be able to perform this exciting technique!

In the video above I have outlined progressions towards performing the human flag along with exercises that will help condition your body and aid you in your quest to perform this illusive technique! In the upcoming March issue of the FREE Jungle Fit Online Magazine I will have a much larger article covering the human flag ... so stay tuned! Until then, enjoy the video tutorial!


  1. I really enjoyed this video... I don't know that I'd ever be able to do something like this but you are precise and accurate with your descriptions and progressions. I think it's so awesome that you can do something requiring such strength. VERY impressive!!! Thank you for putting the video together, was a pleasure to watch! Cheers! Rose

  2. @Rose: Thanks a lot for the kind words! I'm glad you enjoyed the blog and video, there's going to be a detailed article in the next Jungle Fit Magazine issue. And remember that nothing is out of your reach when you set your mind to it!


  3. Tim,

    You're right, having a good fitness foundation is essential to being successful when attempting this exercise. Thanks for the tips on how to do flagpoles.