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Train, Simply:  Staying-At-Home Climbing Training

Train, Simply: Staying-At-Home Climbing Training

With social distancing and self-quarantines in place because of covid-19, we’re all looking for ways to stay active and keep training. Climbing training at home has always been a part of our training mix for finger strength, but for others, the closures of climbing, fitness gyms and crags is part of the new normal.

While we do our part and do the right thing, we thank our family and friends and everyone on the front lines - from healthcare to transportation, grocery stores to essential services.

The Hangboard: A Climbing Tool for Training At Home

The hangboard is an awesome tool to use at home to train for finger strength. Our Pullboard Original and Pullboard 0.5 wall-mount versions provide progression designed for finger strength. Our Pullboard travel can double up for finger strength exercises and for core strength exercises.

Here are the three programs we have today for you to get started, but we’ll share other training ideas as they come. All of these climbing training exercises can be done at home or outside, weather permitting and away from any crowds.

Remember, just because you’re outside doesn’t mean you are social distancing. Do the right thing.

Hangboard Climbing Training Program for Beginners

Are you relatively new to hangboard training? This program is designed for climbers that are looking to introduce finger strength training into their climbing training mix.

For a longer training session, you can combine this finger strength program with our core strength program. Or, you can alternate this program on rest days from core strength workouts.

Before you get started, read through this climbing training blog post on using assistance and proper form.

Location and equipment
The Pullboard Original or the Pullboard 0.5 will work for this program. Alternatively, you can find a secure beam, tree branch or bar to sling your Pullboard Travel over. If the spring weather is mild and you’re feeling housebound, then find a spot away from a crowd. You’ll also need these simple pieces of equipment if using the Pullboard Travel option:

- Pullboard Travel
- 120cm and a 240cm sling (for adjusting heights)
- 2 carabiners

Click here to read the full training blog on this beginner hangboard training program.


Hangboard Climbing Training Program for Finger Strength

Looking to seriously up your training game? This program is designed for climbers that are looking to maintain finger strength training as part of their regular climbing training program.

For a longer training session, you can combine this finger strength program with our core strength program. Or, you can alternate this program on rest days from core strength workouts.

Location and equipment
The Pullboard Original or the Pullboard 0.5 will work for this program. Alternatively, you can find a secure beam, tree branch or bar to sling your Pullboard Travel over. If the spring weather is mild and you’re feeling housebound, then find a spot away from a crowd. You’ll also need these simple pieces of equipment if using the Pullboard Travel option:

- Pullboard Travel
- 120cm and a 240cm sling (for adjusting heights)
- 2 carabiners

Click here to read the full training blog.


Climbing Training Program: Using Hangboard for Core Strength

This program is not for finger strength, but gives you ideas on other ways that you can use the Pullboard. We love straightforward core strength programs using simple tools and body weight.

For a longer training session, you can combine this core program with our beginner or regular hangboard finger strength programs. Or, you can alternate this program on rest days from finger strength workouts.

Location and equipment
Find a secure beam, tree branch or bar to sling your Pullboard Travel over. If the spring weather is mild and you’re feeling housebound, then find a spot away from a crowd. You’ll also need these simple pieces of equipment:

- Pullboard Travel
- 120cm and a 240cm sling (for adjusting heights)
- 2 carabiners
- Resistance band
- Optional for indoor training: Chalk (we like Sattva Grip Cream)

Click here to read the full training blog and access how-to video clips.

Keep safe, keep training and keep in touch. If you’re looking for other ideas for training using the hangboard, feel free to reach out to us.

Apr 22, 2020

These are awesome training tips! Thanks for putting them together in such a great way! We’ll all be walking around like 🦍 at the end of this isolation. 😆

Cheers, J

Jason Hay

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