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CW's Rope pulling idea?


#1

I was watching some tug-of-war people training. WHat they were doing was pulling a rope, that was attached to a pulley system with weights, and started to walk backwards till it reached the top. So i thought about doing this with CW's rope pulling by attaching a rope to cable (seated row machine) and start pulling with 1 arm and then when it reaches the top, release under control and then repeat with the other arm.

What's everyones thoughts on this?


#2

Don't think it work, it would likely top out, but hey, give it a shot. He also said you could just climb up a rope if you have that option.


#3

Uh.....thinking.....visualizing set up.....

I'd prefer to pull a car. Still.


#4

Rope climbing is one of the best (and hardest) exercises that you can do.

I have never felt anything that pumps my biceps up and gives them real long term size than rope climbing.


#5

I was in Santa Monica and Venice last weekend. They've got the ropes out by the pier.

I'll say this, climbing a rope without your legs is incredibly hard. I was able to get up and down a ways, but there were a few dudes there that were shooting up and down the rope like it was nothing.


#6

seanc,

I can go up a standard rope (maybe 25') with no legs in :9. I thought I was something.

Then I invited a friend over for a workout at my outside gym (rocks, logs, ropes etc). He climbed that same rope in :6! that shocked me! I made him do it again, after a rest and he did it in the same time.

Granted the guy is only 160lbs. And I can beat him in Chin-ups. But still :6 up that rope with no legs is amazing, so I know what you mean.


#7

Which do you guys think would be better, pulling an object (like a car or a heavy sled), or climbing up and down a rope?