Our climbing exercise equipment offers a multitude of variety and conditioning for your workouts. This video explains how to use the Freedom Climbing Exercise Equipment to get the most out of your workout experience.
The circular climbing wall can be split into the left side and the right side. When climbing on the left side, the climb is like a diagonal traverse going up and to the right, so the goal is to be grabbing that are up and to the right. When climbing on the right side the climb is like a diagonal traverse going up and to the left, so the goal is to be grabbing holds that are up and to the left.
The holds on the Freedom Climber are either on the outer ring or the inner two rings. The speed can be adjusted from 1 to 10 with 10 being the fastest. It is best to start slow and get a feel for the rotation.
To succeed in climbing and exercise you must anticipate the rotation of the Freedom Climber. Note that the climber will reach above him then immediately reach toward center. You must anticipate that the first grab will only stay with you for a moment. Grabbing holds directly above you only serve you for a second, then they are useless and you are left hanging. Always be reaching and grabbing holds toward the center or other side.
Also, keep your feet under your weight. When climbing on the left side always focus on moving your feet toward 9 o’clock and when on the right side on moving your feet toward 3 o’clock. You no sooner step there and your feet are moving down toward the bottom. So there is a constant movement of stepping back up.
Whether climbing on the right or left, your outside foot should step on the outer ring and your inside foot should step on the inner rings. Your outer foot should always step higher than your inner foot.
When at the center there is no rotation. Shift your weight to either side and the surface rotates. There are two ways to control the rotational speed: by setting the speed control knob or by shifting your weight either toward or away from the center. The rotation slows as the climbers weight moves toward the center.
You can also use only the outer holds for grabbing and stepping which provides a very predictable series of body movements. It is good to spend equal time on each side since each side works particular muscles.
The Two Person Climb
This is a very coordinated, team building experience and four actions make it possible:
- one person is climbing up (climber on the right)
- one person is climbing down (climber on the left)
- one person is keeping their weight on the edge (climber on the right)
- one person keeping the weight between the center and the edge (climber on the left)
The cross-over is a fun way to change directions and the video shows a left to right cross-over. The key moves are:
- work your way up prior to crossing over
- launch off your inside leg
- your outside hand grabs at 11 o’clock and your right hand extends to grab at 1 o’clock
- you swing over and land on the other side
No matter how you use this climbing exercise equipment, just focus on the basics at first and then try different things as you progress, but always remember to just have fun!