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case22


Dec 16, 2001, 11:03 AM
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Hey all! Ok, I've been climbing the ceiling at my gym and I've come to realize that I need to get some more upper body strength! Any suggestions besides push-ups, pull-ups?



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Dec 16, 2001, 11:22 AM
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This won't build your upper body strength, but it is good technique for climbing rooves efficiently...

Use more feet and less hands...
Get your hips closer to the roof, this will direct more weight to your feet. I way 180 lbs, if I'm hanging mostly from my hands, that's 90 lbs per contact point. If I use my feet well, that's only 45 lbs per contact point.

Do this by arching your back, stomach in, and hanging on your bones with your arms. This takes good feet technique. i.e. drop knees, bicycling, toe/heel hooking, ...etc.

The further your hips are from the roof, the more energy you're directing to your hands. If you direct more energy to your feet, you'll be able to climb longer before getting pumped.


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Dec 16, 2001, 11:34 AM
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You don't want to do pushups as much as pullups... Also, work your abs a BUNCH. Your abs are what help you stay close to the ceiling, etc. (see above post...)

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i think i would do more dead hangs...think of the action(s) you would be doing most, and focus on those. you don't do much pull up or push up motions on roofs. unless you're campusing...or a monkey.


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I just happen to be a campusing monkey.

I agree with the comment on improving your footwork for roof climbing. That's the quickest and most efficient way to improve, but lock off strength is also important for many moves on severe overhangs. Type-writers (start 90 lock-off then shift weight to one side for 5 secs, then switch sides and so on and so forth) are good exercise ans helped me with making extended roof moves and many clipping scenarios.


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diddo... (above posts)
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Thanks guys. I have been working my abs a heck of alot. However, I'm going to try the exercises that you all suggested too!

Casey


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