The technique required for performing Pike Through to Skin the Cat on Bars is virtually the same as performing them on the rings, however, superior flexibility in the pike position is required for the bar version. In order to successfully pull the legs past the bar, a considerable amount of glute and hamstring flexibility is required. Similar to the ring version, this is an effective exercise that builds abdominal strength and shoulder flexibility.
- begin in a hang on a bar and engage core
- bend at the hips to bring both legs over head, ensuring that the legs remain straight and close to the body as much as possible
- continue to transition through an inverted pike position and slowly allow legs to drop and open up shoulder angles to lower down to a skin the cat position
- pause for a moment in the skin the cat position for a solid stretch in the shoulders
- pull out of the skin the cat by engaging the core and rotating from the upper back
- bend at the hips and compress through an inverted pike position
- slowly lower legs and simultaneously open up shoulder and hip angles to finish in original hang position