/ Finger board with axe placements?

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HenryJM - on 22 Nov 2012
I'm keen to find out if anyone knows of the above combo? It'd been recommonded that I put some hosepipe over the picks or put some wooden blocks up, but I would need to buy a whole hosepipe (feesable, but a tadge excessive) and the space I would be placing the wooden blocks is reserved for a fingerboard. Any other solutions?
Kevin Avery - on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to HenryJM:

Hook the jugs on your fingerboard. Or a doorway pullup bar. Or these: http://crusherholds.co.uk/pair-ice-axe-trainer
jonnie3430 - on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to Kevin Avery:

I had to mount my finger board on wooden backing anyway, so I can hook that safely. I have a pull up bar below that and rope with loops for hooking hanging off it. Above the finger board I have a vertical 2 foot length with hooks drilled in it. https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/198418_10152302119770445_2128247375_n.jpg It's about 11 moves bottom to top, which I prefer to pullups...
loz01 - on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to jonnie3430:

Looks good Jonnie. Do you just yard up footless? I've been axe doing pull ups on my loft hatch, but it doesn't take long until i'm goosed (15 mins!) so been looking for alternatives.

Cheers, Loz
HenryJM - on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to Kevin Avery: If you hook the jugs, wont you trash them?
HenryJM - on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to loz01: To build up, you need to train the 3 types of strength- endurance, power endurance, and power. For endurance, create a footloop so you can do high numbers of reps, do pyramids for example. Power endurance, standard chins, as well as mix in some lock offs- Full lock for 3 sec, 90degrees for 3 secs, slightly bent arms (dont fully straighten) for 3 secs and repeat. For pure power, get some weight on your harness and build up slowly. For goodness sake WARM UP (run, press ups, skipping) or risk majorly screwing elbows. There is alot of info on the web.
muppetfilter - on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to Kevin Avery:

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> Hook the jugs on your fingerboard. Or a doorway pullup bar. Or these: http://crusherholds.co.uk/pair-ice-axe-trainer

Thats the best use for a broom shank I have ever seen, and charging a tenner is fantastic.... One born every minute !!!

tom290483 - on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to HenryJM:

I wouldn't bother with hosepiping, fingerboards or even doing pull ups on axes. For getting strong on the tools you need grip strength more than anything else. Just get two wooden dowls, put a bit of rope thru them and do your pull ups, lock offs etc on those.......

https://www.dropbox.com/s/lhocdwfwp8vuoru/Photo%2022-11-2012%2017%2047%2055.jpg
In reply to HenryJM: I've gone for this set up https://twitter.com/i/#!/TobyinHelsinki/media/slideshow?url=pic.twitter.com%2FumUdXo8V to try doing pull ups on my tools. My problems is that I'm so pathetically weak I can manage a couple of proper pull ups and that's it. I'm pretty certain that doing two sets of two a day isn't going to make much difference! If anyone has any thoughts (should I use my feet with bungy cords to take make it easier and do more reps for instance?), I'd be very grateful.

I've always known I'm rubbish at pull ups, but have wondered why mates who can crank off 15 chin ups without much bother don't climb such different grades to me!
waiting for snow - on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to HenryJM:

Has anyone on here ever used Iceholdz? I'm tempted to get some as want to build on actually swinging axes as well as merely hanging off them. The cheapest supplier (and perhaps the only UK seller) is:
http://caog.co.uk/browse/brand/IceHoldz/?view=list

They're horrendously expensive!
Any idea if they're any good?
How robust are they? For that price I don't want them wearing out in a month!

Think it might be a possible answer to your question, Henry?
Timmd on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to TobyA:

> I've always known I'm rubbish at pull ups, but have wondered why mates who can crank off 15 chin ups without much bother don't climb such different grades to me!

Norrie Muir and Chris Bonnington have both claimed to be rubbish at pull ups. I'm not sure if it's the most important thing to be able to do, perhaps especially on anything slabby or vertical.
jonnie3430 - on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to loz01:

I aim to yard up footless, but use the shelves behind to take some load off. See what Henry says about training, you need to work endurance as well as strength.

For Toby A: I'd suggest using a pyramid type structure for your pullups: http://www.military.com/military-fitness/fitness-test-prep/pt-pyramid is one I just googled. If you can't do the required amount put your feet up on the stairs and take some load off, after a while you will be able to do it feet free.
loz01 - on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to HenryJM: Thanks Henry. Yes, I realised warming up would be sensible - it takes me longer to warm up then actually train at the moment!
HenryJM - on 23 Nov 2012
In reply to muppetfilter: I agree, that is a bit steep for some broom handle! I'll have a look and see if there is room under the door frame to make a set and use them without banging my knees!
Thanks all for the input, I'll let you know how I get on.
Paul Crusher R - on 23 Nov 2012
In reply to HenryJM: Aye a tenner for two nicely finished 30mm redwood dowel poles with 2 metres of 500lb paracord, drilled sanded packaged and delivered to your door mat. That guy must be a millionaire now :)
stew - on 23 Nov 2012
i was looking for a new finger board, decided to get a old joist sand it down and drilled some holes in it, not all the way through and at a slight angle. Put it in a cupboard so it not unsightly. And It's perfect for my axes, and no need for a hose pipe. (your bound to find a joist in a builders skip).
Wee Davie - on 23 Nov 2012
In reply to Paul R:

10 is hardly exhorbitant. It's 2 pints in the wrong pub!
Andyh83 on 26 Nov 2012
In reply to HenryJM: Or just buy some pipe from the section in B&Q that sells pipe, rope, cord, chain etc by the metre? 1 metre might set you back about 3?
jkarran - on 26 Nov 2012
In reply to HenryJM:

Go to your local hardware store (Not B&Q) and ask for a foot of hose if you want a bit of hose. Be creative, mount the blocks/rail above, below, beside or behind your fingerboard.

jk
troglodyte - on 27 Nov 2012
In reply to waiting for snow:

iceholdz: I had a quick play on these on a small vertical wall at a gear show one time - they did feel surprising good - they took decent swings of an axe nicely and seemed to support monkeying around on them quite well too.

As for durability - no idea, although I think you can get away with just replacing the surface rather than junking the lot. The guy on the stall claimed they actually got better with a bit of use as they roughed up.... but i'm sure that's only up to a point
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