Rope climbing is a tough exercise. It requires strength, endurance, and a bit of practice. We use the ropes in our strength and conditioning fitness classes here at FBD.
I (Lisa) came across a rope climbing video clip on Joe DeFranco’s website. Joe caters to athletes at the high school, collegiate, and professional levels. In this particular video is a young, collegiate female athlete climbing a 25 ft. rope in his gym. This motivated me and inspired me, and made me proud of the women at FBD who are climbing the ropes.
As I said, climbing the rope isn’t easy. It takes practice. We have both knotted and straight ropes. The knotted version being a little easier to manage. Our ropes max out at 17 feet high, but I know we have a few women that can scale them twice, making it 34 ft. Even more incredible is the fact that some of the women we have climbing rope are nearly twice this girl’s age (ahh yes, myself included).
The next time we have rope climb in class, let’s give it a try!
Enjoy the clip! Collegiate Athlete on Rope Climb
Author: Lisa Hudson