Monkey Bars

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Hi guys any tips for monkey bars?!?! Prmc on 30th April. Is monkey bars pass or fail
 

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They aren't has difficult as you think, just remember to dry your hands on yourself before you get to them and swing like tarzan, I found the momentum to be better than going hand to hand.
 

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They are part of the bottom feild timed run, so if you fail that you will fail the course. I always sucked at monkeys bars, so I built a set in my garden from a set of ladders. It’s just practice, thumbs under grip, and use your forward momentum.
 

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That’s down to your grip, you’d be best just hanging on to a pull up bar dear life and getting used to the feel.
 

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From my gymnastics days I would say if you’re solid at pull ups you’ll be fine on monkey bars (assuming they’re not too wet). Main reason people fall off is just the rhythm so maybe try and find a kids park near you with some monkey bars to practise on. Failing that see if there’s a local bouldering/climbing centre near you? Couple of hours of that once a week will get your grip up to scratch
 

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They aren't has difficult as you think, just remember to dry your hands on yourself before you get to them and swing like tarzan, I found the momentum to be better than going hand to hand.

Playing devils advocate here... I did find the initial momentum from the swing good to get 2-3 bars across in ....but then eventually id swing back, so had to do hand to hand.

Dont worry though, I found them easier than I thought. It's not even upper body strength in my opinion, just grip strength.
 

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Dont worry though, I found them easier than I thought. It's not even upper body strength in my opinion, just grip strength.
I agree it's all grip strength, doesn't really take muscle power to move across the bars especially when you are going across them quite quickly.
 

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Thanks for all the help guys have been working on my pull ups etc so can work in some grip training easily, will 4 weeks be long enough to make a big difference
 

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As an ex gymnast myself, albeit a not very good one, I would say it is about swing and momentum.

I get so frustrated watching ninja UK that so many people simply cannot swing! Seriously? It’s not Rocket Science!

My bootneck taught our best friend’s 5 year old to do the monkey bars in his own back garden!
 

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As an ex gymnast myself, albeit a not very good one, I would say it is about swing and momentum.

I get so frustrated watching ninja UK that so many people simply cannot swing! Seriously? It’s not Rocket Science!

My bootneck taught our best friend’s 5 year old to do the monkey bars in his own back garden!
I totally understand what you are sayi g, however... During crash week, weighed down with 32lbs and on your 10th set off monkey bars (progressive overload apparently) 3rd day running, you will do anything to get across :D

Even worse so on the tarzan. By the time you get to the monkey bars, drowning yourself in the oggin seems like a good idea:eek:
 

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They aren't has difficult as you think, just remember to dry your hands on yourself before you get to them and swing like tarzan, I found the momentum to be better than going hand to hand.
I disagree. I preferred to control my speed across, going hand to hand and “peddling” my legs for balance.

Whatever works for you!
 

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I disagree. I preferred to control my speed across, going hand to hand and “peddling” my legs for balance.

Whatever works for you!
It's really up to personal preference I suppose, you can do it either way according to the PTI so it's no problem.
 

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Thanks guys, prmc is like 2.5 weeks away now so *text deleted* myself just incase I can’t do them hahah
 

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Thanks guys, prmc is like 2.5 weeks away now so *text deleted* myself just incase I can’t do them hahah
Apologies for the redirection.....are you in the what's app group pal? If not give me a pm and I'll add you in
 

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Monkey bars are quite easy to do! It gets tough if they’re wet or if your hands are wet, so i’d highly advise that while you go under the cargo net the obstacle before the monkey bars, keep your fists clenched to keep your hands from getting wet!

I went over those very monkey bars today doing a practice run through of the Tarzan with my rifle and webbing, by the time i was there i was hanging out -vomit-

Just finished week 28 and starting our final exercise and commando tests after easter so let me know if you have any questions!
 

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Going under the cargo net I kept my hands open and made an effort to get them layered in dust so they would be dry and get a bit grip for the bars.
 
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