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I live in an apartment, and the only usable space I have to build any training apparatus would be outside on my balcony. The size of the space is 51" wide, 78"long, and 103" tall. My question is what should I build to make the best use of this space? Should I make a short campus board, just make a space to put up a hang board, build a mini wall angling at 45 degrees?

Let me know what you would do if this was what you had to work with.

Eric


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I would say a campus board and a hangboard, depending on how close your nearest rock gym is.

It can be hard to stay motivated or really have fun on a short bouldering wall.


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There is a gym near by but It is not great and I can only make it once a week. So I am looking for something to keep me fit and maybe get a bit stronger the rest of the week.

If I went with a campus set up my question is, am I strong enough for campusing? I have heard so many stories of campusing destroying peoples tendons so I am cautious. I have been climbing for about 5 years and I can onsight at the 11d or 7a level. In your opinions should I be strong enough to take on campusing? Thanks for you input and I look forward to hearing other peoples ideas.

Eric


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Sounds like you should be good to go. Just take it easy to start (4-5 sets, building up to 8 sets), Limit yourself to 2 campus sessions per week max, do some excercises for your forearm extensors and pronators and stop for 2-4 weeks if your elbows start to hurt.


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I honestly think you are strong enough to campus, but more importantly you have been climbing long enough for your tendons to handle the load.


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You are definitely fit enough for camp using. Just make sure you do your research, start slow, and don't over do it.

With that amount of space I'd build a campus board, a bad ass systems wall, and add a hang board somewhere and definitely some rock rings. Also some adjustable gymnast rings for dips, flys, pushups and other pushing exercises. You will be very surprised with the workout you can get with what I have listed above.


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Miniwall, and or hangboard. You can always put up some campus rungs on your wall if you really want to campus, you just need bigger rungs because of the angle.


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eric_k wrote:
How should I use my space?

Don't most people use face book now?

Jay


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eric_k wrote:
I live in an apartment, and the only usable space I have to build any training apparatus would be outside on my balcony. The size of the space is 51" wide, 78"long, and 103" tall. My question is what should I build to make the best use of this space? Should I make a short campus board, just make a space to put up a hang board, build a mini wall angling at 45 degrees?

Let me know what you would do if this was what you had to work with.

Eric

hangboard on balcony

sure ! I would start climbing buildings


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campus and 6-8 system training holds plus little foot holds.


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