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Planning Considerations
From: FM 7-22 October 2012
The following planning considerations apply:
  • Climbing bars provide adequate space and facilitate better command and control than traditional pull-up bars.
  • Traditional pull-up bars are too narrow to safely and efficiently conduct the CLs.
  • Use of multiple climbing bar “pods,” as shown in Figure B-4, allow for efficient mass training.
  • The CLs require one bar for every three Soldiers when performed as a single activity.
  • Total ground surface area for four pods is only 625 square feet.
  • Four pods will accommodate 16 stations of 3 Soldiers per station for a total of 48 Soldiers.
  • Additional freestanding pods should be constructed to accommodate more Soldiers.


Figure B-4. Multiple climbing bar pods


From: FM 7-22 October 2012 

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Chapter 1 Approach
Chapter 2 System
Chapter 3 Leadership
Chapter 4 Types of Programs
Chapter 5 Planning Considerations
Chapter 6 Special Conditioning Programs
Chapter 7 Execution of Training
Chapter 8 Preparation and Recovery
Chapter 9 Strength and Mobility Activities
Chapter 10 Endurance and Mobility Activities
Appendix A Army Physical Fitness Test
Appendix B Climbing Bars
Appendix C Posture and Body Mechanics
Appendix D Environmental Considerations
Appendix E Obstacle Negotiation
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