I'm about half way through my first HB cycle, and feel some tweakiness in my forearms trying to hang in the open (3-finger drag) position. The feeling is pretty much the exact same feeling that I was getting in two finger pocket when I was curling the non-active fingers. That issue was easily fixed by keeping the first joint of the non-active fingers straight and only allowing them to bend at the second joint. However, when I try the same strategy with the pinky it doesn't seem to help.
The issue is that the amount of weight I would need to remove to make the tweaky feeling go away would be WAY below what I can actually hang with. Should I train it anyway? Should I tape my pinky to my ring finger to force it into an ergonomic position ? Should I abandon this grip altogether?
This is the last grip in my workout so I have basically been doing a set, feeling the tweaky feeling and just abandoning that grip for the session.
FWIW: Climbing off and on for 10 years First cycle of any kind of structured training (and first cycle of any kind of hangboarding) V6/ 5.11+ outdoor
Drop the weight and train until it doesn’t feel tweaky anymore. When in doubt, always err on the side of being conservative with hangboarding. Fingers are delicate and easy to injure, and you’ll still get stronger if you’re training submaximally, just not quite as fast.
Just wanted to follow up on this one in case others have the same issue. When I asked the question I was removing 25lb from this grip (BW-25) which in hindsight was just too ambitious.
This problem totally went away after dropping the weight significantly (BW-45) and making sure to warmup this grip as a part of my normal warmup. I have slowly added the weight back in over 4 sessions and this session I successfully did BW-35 with absolutely no tweakiness. I'm proceeding with caution but would be absolutely thrilled if I could end my hb phase doing the original BW-25 without any tweakiness!
1. Start modestly and add in slowly 2. Warmup the grip
Incidentally this is also exactly what I needed for MR pocket as well. Thanks daustin for the advice, I'm sure this is totally obvious to most people here but I hope my fellow noobs gain something from it. = )
I'm using the same pulleys that came with my RPTC hangboard. It feels really silly to take that much weight off, and I'm not sure what the true weight on my finger is, but I figure it doesn't matter as much as:
1) consistent data 2) not hurting myself training
So far, I've achieved #1 and #2. When I started the mono at -90 for 7 reps, I finished 9 sessions later at -30 for 5 reps. I'm not sure how that weight compares to others, but I figured it was a fine starting point for me.
I aim to increase my PB by 5 pounds each hangboard sesason. With 4 hangboard phases a year, I could quickly and safely progress if this weight turned out to be too light.
Post by thomasthegreat on Sept 26, 2019 10:31:28 GMT -7
Look everyone, I'm going to buy a hangboard and guess it will be one of these outdoorsly.org/best-hangboard/, but they all look same, so I need a bit of advice from experienced people. Which one do you have and which one is better? Please, reply. I'm moving in two weeks and have to buy one asap
I really like the blue trango. I honestly fell in love with it visually because it's just so goddamn beautiful. It ended up being quite nice. I didn't find out until I bought the book that the authors had it specially made.
Date began RCTM: Oct 2018 Starting level: 10+, v3 (outdoor) Current level : 11b, v3 (outdoor) Currently in suspended Cycle 3(hangboard maintenance during covid)