Monkey Bars ?!?!

Ty

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Not even worrying about this, I went on with my training, but God, I can't do monkey bars !!. I went to the park with my brother the other day, and just attempted to swing across them. I couldn't !!.... I couldn't hang from the one hand, everytime I tried to swing I lost all grip, and was not strong enough to hold myself up with one hand. Totally strange. I got pissed up, jumped up and pulled off 10 chin ups on the bar. Do you need to do all the monkey bars on the assault course to pass ??. I have small hands ( my 7 year old nieces fingers are about 1 cm smaller then mine, it's real stupid ) and it makes it almost impossible to keep any kind of grip.

Anyone have any ideas ?
 

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all i can think of for grip is rubbing sand, salt or crushed ash into them to dry up the sweat.
 

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yes you do mate *text deleted* if u fall off they turn u round to do them again and dont forget you timed to do the assalt course
 

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i had your same problem but they show you a technique different from swinging with one hand. i cant do it just swinging accross, i put both hands on each bar.

the other way is hard to explain but you will be alright once they show you the other technique.
 

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i haven't been on monkey bars since i was about 10, has got me worried now that i won't be able to do it... can anyone suggest somewhere i can go to practice with out looking like a *text deleted** in my local park?
 

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yeh the hand grippers are good, but another way is to just hang on to a pull up bar for aslong as possible trying to keep as much grip as you can, once you get better then start hanging on with one hand at a time for aslong as possible, keep doing that regularly trying to beat your time and you'll soon improve.
 

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Mates, great and helpful replies. What kind of technique are you referring too Luke ?. What scares me also is having to do the Commando tests with the added 30 pounds + rifle.... trying to go over the monkey bars with added weight, no way !!. Im also a little on the heavy size, I could lose about 30 pounds, Im about 175 - 180 right now.... too much.

Mr.Danie, I was actually thinking of what your advised, and I actually did hang from the monkey bars at the park for a bit. Lotta cars driving by think Im nuts, but who cares. I'd advise going to a park and trying Marco. I thought I was tip top until I realized Im not good at supporting my own body weight, when trying to swing arm to arm. Chin ups, sure... no prob.... 1 handed, HELLS no.
 

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i haven't been on monkey bars since i was about 10, has got me worried now that i won't be able to do it... can anyone suggest somewhere i can go to practice with out looking like a *text deleted** in my local park?
once you know how to do monkey bars then it wont go way.. trust me on this *text deleted*.. you'll be fine.. but if your still worried hang on your pull up bar and either start swinging and then take one hand off for a second or two then swap or stay still and and do it.
 

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yeh i had a go one handed and its bloody hard trying to hold on, i do have crap hand/wrist strength. Personally though i find monkey bars okay, but holding on to my bar at home i just slip right off :(, probably my bar i guess as its pretty smooth.
 
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