One great exercise I don’t see people perform often enough are horizontal rope climb variations. They’re fun, easily scalable for a large group training class, train the heck out of your grip and are a nice horizontal pull variation. These are also great drills to help build proficiency for legless rope climbs and serve as an easy scale for those who can’t perform them yet. Check out the video below:
So here are a few good reasons to try these exercises:
Give these a shot and let me know what you think.
The old rope-a-dope,
Dan Pope, DPT, OCS, CSCS
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