CLIMBING DRILL 2, EXERCISE 1: FLEXED-ARM HANG
Purpose: This exercise develops the ability to hold the body in the flexed-arm hang position (Figure 9-29).
Starting Position: Extended hang using the overhand grip.
Count: This exercise is performed for one repetition of five seconds.
- On the command UP, keeping the body straight, pull upward with the arms until the chin is above the bar and hold for five seconds.
- On the command DOWN, return to the starting position.
Figure 9-29. Flexed-arm hang
- Throughout the exercise, the palms are facing away from the body, with the thumbs around the bar.
- Throughout the exercise, keep the feet close together.
Precaution: Refer to paragraph 9-42 for spotting.