Since I interviewed Magnus Midtbo, I have been contacted by one of his sponsors Jungle Sports, the sling training specialists. As a result they have sent me some sling training kit and a similar exercise program to Magnus! Check out the video below:
I’m really excited about including within my program as my general upper body strength is rubbish. I’ve had two sessions so far and its a lot harder than it looks! After the first one my core was still sore after 3 days!
With this being my peak training month I have been doing two days on and one day off. Having spoken to the Norwegian Climbing Coach he recommended that I do them on my rest day as they work the muscles in a very different way!
I am using the kit from Jungle Sports. I have been really impressed with the overall quality of the kit. The fact that your hands are in slings rather than gripping plastic handles, works much better for the exercises and reduces the strain on my already tired forearms.
The plan is to keep working hard for the next three weeks and return to a bouldering area in Spain to see if my overall strength has improved. I’ve written a review of the product for the website Rock Climbing UK and will run an update after my trip to Spain to see if it has helped my climbing.