Post by MarkAnderson on Sept 7, 2017 8:08:11 GMT -7
Interesting. The random rung spacing is quite common. Let's face it, most campus boards are constructed by and for rebellious youths, so expecting them to confirm to international standards is a lot to ask I strongly recommend you get a tape measure (that has inches and centimeters) and measure the rung spacing of both boards. And measure the spacing between all the rungs on each board--you can't assume the spacing within a single board is consistent (or logical).
There may not be a lot you can do to change the boards, but it's better to know what you're dealing with. For example, if one rung is out of whack, maybe you can arrange your ladders so you don't use that rung, etc.
Post by stanleybaker on Dec 11, 2017 13:30:27 GMT -7
Finally took another wack at the small rungs at the older gym yesterday and got 1-3-5 pretty easily, so that solves being able to stick to the small rungs at this gym. One of the trainers said their campus board has a bit more overhang than normal ones which makes the small rungs harder to stick to.
Aiming hard at the second goal I set for myself at the beginning of this year, getting an indoor v6. I have two in mind and thankfully my performance phase is just about to kick in.
So, I'm still finding the small rungs difficult. I feel strong and controlled on the medium rungs, but the small rungs still feel slippery and desperate. I've only been using the large and medium rungs to warm up.
Yesterday, I did basic ladders (two sets) up to 6 on the small rungs. No falls on those, but each latch felt desperate. I did 6 sets of 1, 3, 4 on the small rungs before I started popping off the bottom. I did two sets of double dynos on the large and medium rungs without much trouble, but haven't stuck any on the small rungs. At Moffitts suggestion, I found I could jump up to a small rungs from the floor and latch it without a problem.
I'm wondering if the problem is poor strength, poor power, poor technique, or... Not sure. Getting a bit frustrated.
Should I keep hammering away? Go back to the medium rungs for a while? Rough up the rungs and coat them with resin (kidding)?
I wonder if there is some hidden fear in your brain keeping your from executing? I know that's the case for me when I have not campused for a while. Especially for double dynos on the small rungs. My brain is just afraid of injury or pain so I really have to work hard to overide it an go for it anyway, which I think is kinda what campusing is for. I do find that doubles on the small rungs do hurt a bit when your doing them for the first time, but afterwards that pain subsides and which leads me to think that there was a lot of motor restriction if that's what you call it.
I would say if your body feels up to it then keep hammering away at the small rungs