New to hangboarding? Here's a quick workout
Hangboards are great for building hand and finger strength. A good hangboard workout will give you the opportunity to practice on a variety of holds, which will improve your lock off strength, and engage shoulder stabilizer muscles that probably don't get much action during your regular climbing sessions.
Ideally, these two exercises we provide below are something you do once or twice a week to supplement your climbing session.
Keep in mind that while it may be considered a "beginner" workout, it is not easy! 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.
Hanging on the Hangboard
Grab the top of the hangboard with straight arms (for a harder variation, pull yourself up to a locked off position)--make sure to engage your shoulders. Identify 3 or 4 holds on the hangboard, shift your hands, and move between them.
Aim for 10-15 seconds. Rest for a minute in between and repeat 3-5 times.
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.