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JUSTEATREALFOOD Posts: 2,300
7/8/13 7:39 A

I love playing it keeps you young!

I had a similar experience a few years ago, I couldn't make it all the way across the monkey bars so I ended up doing some assisted pull ups instead. I kept my feet on the platform to take some of the weight off so I could actually do them :)

I had been doing that type of thing for a few years and at Christmas I decided I would like a pull up bar. It was the best present ever! I couldn't do any pull ups and only 2 chin ups when I got it. So I did sets of 8 slow lowers to build strength and now I can do 8 consecutive chin ups and 5 consecutive pull ups. It's amazing how pull ups work the core.

I think I'm going to have to go try those monkey bars again real soon!

Edited by: JUSTEATREALFOOD at: 7/8/2013 (07:40)
SIMONEKP Posts: 2,615
7/7/13 6:56 P

sounds like it's going to be a goal for a bunch of people, lol

CORTNEY-LEE SparkPoints: (67,809)
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7/7/13 12:57 A

Funny, I tried to do the same thing the other week and had similar results!

I used to hang upside down and do all sorts of flips... yeah... not anymore. LOL

I guess I am just thankful I didn't fall on my head! I did manage a pull up and a half though!

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7/6/13 8:27 P

You have to have good grip strength (which I don't have) and to a lesser extent, good upper body and core strength.

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7/6/13 8:05 P

Remember those monkey bars from when you were a kid? Well took my friends 2 year old to the park today and decided for old time sakes I was going to play on the monkey bars.

My God I couldn't even do one!

I remember being able to go back and forth a half dozen times sometimes skipping one or two when I was younger (albeit about a hundred lbs smaller). I now have a goal. To be strong enough to do monkey bars again. At least once.

Can anyone else do the monkey bars and if so whats your secret?

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