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CHEETARA79 SparkPoints: (80,396)
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8/2/13 9:53 A

Have you looked at your local playgrounds for places to climb? They might not have ropes but a lot of playgrounds have a fireman's-pole thingy that you could try climbing.

MOTIVATED@LAST Posts: 14,433
8/2/13 6:44 A

Most of rope climbing is about technique, and using your lower body to push yourself up the rope, rather than 'brute forcing' it with upper body strength.

Pull-ups are pretty good training. www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic
les.asp?id=995
. Squats and deadlifts as well.

Can't help you with where to find a rope.

M@L

TEXASPCMAMA SparkPoints: (5,523)
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8/2/13 12:57 A

Okay, so it sounds like a dumb question - How do I train for a rope climb? I mean, just climb a rope, duh! I get that. But I have questions.

1.) How do I find a place to actually climb a rope? I've never, ever done this before, I have no idea where to start.

2.) What other weight training or exercises would be good to support rope climbing?

Right now I don't have a real weight routine - just doing the Bodypump class at the gym, 2 to 3 times a week.

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