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Not bad for an old fat git.

 

 

Timon.

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I hit just over 2 minutes earlier but i was trembling like a fat kid in a cake shop.Some of you guys over 3 minutes is tremendous-clearly i have some work to do.

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I hit just over 2 minutes earlier but i was trembling like a fat kid in a cake shop.Some of you guys over 3 minutes is tremendous-clearly i have some work to do.

try the"bring Sally up" challenge. If you're a masochist.

 

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G day all,

Im a bit of a gym nut,i like too keep myself fit and strong and i know some of you are the same.

Ive been going to the gym longer than ive been climbing but once i started climbing i noticed a steady increase in my weights on compound exercises such as squats,deadlifts, rows and presses.

Speaking to one of the gym instructors about this he said it was to do with an improvement in core strength which would be a bi product of the tree climbing.

He said a good test is too do a plank and hold that position for as long as possible.The plank is lying in a press up position but with your elbows and forearms on the ground rather than your hands.You should also be on your tip toes and hold that position for as long as you can.

It sounds really easy but its very humbling exercise if your lower back/abdominal walls are weak.

If you can hold for a 90 seconds thats extremelly good

Between 1minute to 90 seconds is good

45secs to a minute is average

Under 45 and you need to improve.

Dont under estimate the results of this simple test,it can highlight a weak lower back,weak abdominals and obliques.Id be interested to see how the climbers fair on this one,we should have a better time than others due to the physical pressure exerted on our core during climbing.

Im just getting near the really good at 1 minute 22.

Anyone want to have a go and post there results?

Oh and you cant do this if your beer belly touches the ground while in the plank position -sorry bollam.:001_tt2:

 

My Missus was timing me planking there , she got fed up at 3 minutes ish and went to make a cuppa !! I keep telling her I'm an athlete :001_smile::001_smile:

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Shaking by one minute, went till two. I reckon I could do 2:30-3 on a good day. Not bad as I stopped climbing 5 years ago and do nothing physical except a bit of gardening etc...

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try the"bring Sally up" challenge. If you're a masochist.

 

I can't do push ups because my left elbow is crook, can I have a note for the teacher.

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Spider-Man press ups are quite masochistic too....

 

 

Timon.

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I did two mins relatively easily and that was after 30 sit ups.....not too bad for a 52 year old fart:thumbup:

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I did two mins relatively easily and that was after 30 sit ups.....not too bad for a 52 year old fart:thumbup:

 

52 year old fart...

Thats quite a feat holdin it it for that long...

Bet that was a bit wiffy..

:001_tt2:

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