Kickstart your training with this campus board workout
Campus board workouts are a great way to build upper body strength and improve climbing power. Incorporating these kinds of workouts into your routine can improve finger strength and make powerful or dynamic moves easier.
Here's a great workout one of our staff members created that you can incorporate into your climbing routine.
*Please note that we do not recommend using this equipment unless you have at least one year of climbing under your belt (meaning, you're consistently climbing twice a week for 1-2 hours). Please make sure that any training board workout sessions are done after warming up thoroughly, but before any climbing or other heavy physical workout.
Start with both hands on the bottom rung of the campus board in an open-handed crimp position. Tighten your core (this will prevent your legs from swinging!) and reach for the next rung with your left hand. Bring your right hand up to the next rung. Repeat until you get to the top.
If there are foot holds to use, we recommend using them if you're new to using a campus board.
Repeat 3-5 times.
Use an open-handed grip to reduce chance of injury.
Curious about the rest of the training boards in your climbing gym and how they can help you climb better? Check out this article.
If you want more information on any of the equipment in the training areas at any of our gyms, head to your gym's website. From the menu, click on the calendar to locate any upcoming Intro to Training classes or our free Board and Training Area Introduction Clinic.
You can also work with one of our private climbing coaches to develop a personalized training plan or more specific suggestions on how to add training board workouts to your routine.