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JoeJustice 09-21-2009 06:40 AM

Ewok Gym?! :rotfl: I don't know if that's a complement or fightin' words! :tongue:

Here's some detail on rope my climbing:

Two exercises I'd focus on are Power T Push-Ups and Towel Pull-Ups. Do these in many small sets, something like 20 sets of 5. I've had a lot of success in building strength by doing lots of small sets. They start out very easy but by the time you hit the 20th set, even though you're only doing 5 reps, it's TOUGH!

Don't be afraid to work with the DSR and isometric forearm exercises in PYTP as well, they will yield results!

I have not tried gymnastic chalk but I DID try foot powder and that actually does help quite a bit. You'll notice in this video I slipped, if I would have thrown on some powder just before I started to climb I probably would have made it to the top. Your hands will also toughen up quite a bit and become calloused, that helps a great deal with grip as well.

All in all it took me about two weeks to actually climb the rope the first time, but that was after a couple of months of focusing on the Power T's and Towel Pull-Ups. I believe I discuss that in that thread I linked too.

Also, as you read that thread, take note just how often my cloths comes under attack!! With every video I get new grief. Here soon I'm going to start wearing one of those leopards skin leotards the all time strongmen use to wear! Let's see them make fun of that!


gruntbrain 09-21-2009 07:30 AM

Slackers like me can acquire a fraction of rope climbing benefits by performing pulls from a thick rope anchored to a chinup bar, tree limb, training parntner,or, ... Pullin' stuff with a thick rope can be done in ways that engage your entire body for a "complete" workout

tom 09-21-2009 10:22 AM

Foot powder? Are you nuts? That probably has some talcum powder in it. The purpose of that powder is to make things non-sticky, the opposite of what you want. Besides, it is often medicated and you'll be breathing it. Jeesh. Get some gym chalk. Safety, safety.

Old-time strong-man leopard leotards are meant to stretched over a huge beer belly. Not suggested.

It's not grief - it's education. Top quality learning at no extra charge.


gruntbrain 09-21-2009 12:10 PM

Joe's non froufrou, utilitarian approach to attire in an indication of a strong maculine mindset. That said, pokin' fun at him is fun.

tom 09-21-2009 12:27 PM

Our teaching extends beyond the individual to whom it is directed. Now, Joe has somehow gotten a beautiful young lady to marry him already, so our teaching isn't as critical as it is to the other young men on this site who haven't been so successful . . . yet.


JoeJustice 09-21-2009 12:30 PM


Originally Posted by tom (Post 27557)
Now, Joe has somehow gotten a beautiful young lady to marry him already,



gruntbrain 09-21-2009 12:33 PM

Geezers can counsel Youngings not to be seduced by expensive women & froufrou clothes. Practical behavior rules as you age & get uglier

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