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Mouclier Victor

What do you think about this rope climb alternative ?

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Daniel Burnham

There has been talk about pole climbing before. Rope is preferable for gripping and generally they go higher than accessible climbing poles.

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Mouclier Victor

OK, thanks Daniel !

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Jon Douglas

I also had a discussion with iirc josh naterman about potential elbow issues from pole climbing done this way. I also find the pole easier so naturally rope is superior :)

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Mouclier Victor

What ?! i tried pole climbing and it's a lot harder than the rope for me x)

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Jon Douglas

What ?! i tried pole climbing and it's a lot harder than the rope for me x)

For all I know its just a factor of broad palms and stumpy fingers. Ropes better, move on :)

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Lee

I don't like how the body is placed beside the pole, unnatural. If u straddle and place the pole between your legs, your manhood is at risk.

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Katharina Huemer

I personally think that climbing a pole is a lot easier climbing than a rope, if you use your legs. But without legs, I think that rope climb is easier! Maybe because it is a little "squichier" and you can really grad it!


I guess it could be a pretty good substitute but I really don't know if it could injure yourself by doing that...

I have to say: just work on Foundation! 3 Months after staring Foundation I could climb a 20ft rope when I tried it for the first time in perfect straddle and pike and now I am working on climbing it reverse and in V!

Good luck :)

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David McManamon

If the pole is a bit sticky there is a basic climb done in the Chinese pole community this is moderately interesting:

http://youtu.be/9r9cT7J9Clc?t=7s

 

The problem with that climb compared to rope is the limited range of motion available.  

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Lee

Always held utter respect for circus and acrobats!

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Katharina Huemer

Tried that today and I somehow feels it is harder on the elbow than rope climb...

I think if you are prepared and have good rope-climbing strength it could be fine, but I personally wouldn't do it on a regular basis if I hadn't climbed rope for some times before!

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Randall Lindsey

There seems to be an assumption here that everyone has access to a rope. This is not, in most circumstances, the case. The guy in the video is using what may be the only equipment available.

 

While I won't argue the pros and cons of rope vs. pole climbing, I will assert that what he is doing is far better than the alternative, which may be to do nothing at all.

 

Work with what you have

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Gori

For someone who is able to do cirques, what do you guys think of one arm towel pull-up negatives / holds?

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Coach Sommer

For someone who is able to do cirques, what do you guys think of one arm towel pull-up negatives / holds?

Please post a video of your cirques and I will be able to give you an accurate evaluation.

Yours in Fitness,

Coach Sommer

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