May 25, 2016


How to climb a rope like a Marine – for your reading pleasure.  Discussion of the foot brake, hand position, body position.  Once you master the mental and physical aspects, you’ll have the confidence to attempt more challenging climbing techniques!

Most people think about the feet during rope climbs, but I recommend working on grip strength.  Heavy quick step / farmer carries, prolonged bar hangs / spans, heavy lifts – anything that will challenge your grip and make you stronger.  Strong grip also affords you the time to re-position your feet if you’re using the foot brake.  Grip strength is a super important aspect of getting yourself up that rope!


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