Up up and Away to Reach New Heights with Rope Climbs!
Your ticket to ridiculous bodyweight ring strength is through training that focuses on converting the average athlete’s arms into a powerhouse of pulling abilities. Our system of carefully organized progressions will result in the development of a beastly upper body and some solid elbows to go along with it. To safely train ring strength, you'll first need to reinforce your elbows by mastering basic pulling strength and rope climbing skills. Here's how you can row, pull, and eventually climb up, up and away into extreme gymnastic strength!
Before you ramp things up and start attempting laps on the rope or ring strength routines, some basics needed to be addressed. Jumping right into rope climbs or ring training without the proper physical preparation is like skipping from first gear to fifth. At best, you’ll stall out. At worst, your elbows will get utterly destroyed. The ordered progressions in your GB Online Courses is going to guide you through each phase of the “race” to ring strength in the best possible way.
Fortify Your Elbows With Rows and Pull-ups
Indestructible elbows aren’t easily forged but they are worth the investment. Rope climb training is a crucial component of earning beastly levels of strength. This training will convert your elbows, and the connective tissue that go with them, from average to ultra-resilient. How you ask?
The Foundation Series is going to challenge your pulling abilities from every angle and will gradually require your core to get more involved as you progress! By the time you reach your specific rope climb training, your elbows might start turning silver; don’t worry, that’s just a little protective coating for your joints we like to call liquid steel. No, it’s not toxic.
Just one of the many progressions you'll encounter in the Foundation Series as you transform your upper body into a pulling powerhouse!
The role that bodyweight ring rows and pull-ups play in the development of healthy connective tissue and strong musculature surrounding the elbows is often overlooked. It is recommended that beginner trainees spend many months using ring row variations to strengthen the elbows and pulling muscles such as biceps, forearms, shoulders, and lats. Foundation One will guide your upper body through the first phase of your elbow’s transformation.
WARNING! Once this phase is complete, please be gentle during interactions with the general public. Actions like shaking hands, high-fiving, hugging, etc. may now produce exceptional force and harm others.
Mobility: The Secret To Sustaining Your Newfound Strength
Immense strength is nothing without the mobility to back it up. Too much of either makes your physical preparation incomplete. Being too strong (ahem, tight) really is something that needs to be avoided altogether. Those elbows of steel we mentioned earlier will rip your shoulders and lats to shreds if they don’t have the mobility and durability to deal with bionic strength capabilities. Keep a balance between your mobility and strength as you progress and enjoy injury-free training for the long-haul as a result.
An abundance of rope climb preparatory and specific exercises, along with steadily more challenging mobility drills, are packed into the Foundation Series. Coach Sommer intends for all online students to be pull-strength machines before even looking at ring specific programming. It’s tough going, watching those Olympic studs crush the ring skills you long for, but it’ll pay off immensely to be patient and resist the temptation to train them. It sure did for those who have already seen their Foundations through!
GymnasticBodies rope climb training is your ticket to bulletproof elbows, super strength, and the mobility to back those attributes up!