However, pull up variations are not the only movements you can work with this great apparatus. I just finished a neat workout using some monkey bars in a local park and thought I would share it with you as it highlights some of the other movements that can be effectively trained with this kit.
3 x Sets of Regular Pull Ups working to 90 per cent-ish max reps
3 x Jump Rope or Ghost Jump Rope (when you have no rope) for 60 seconds
3 x Hanging Jumps (one length of the bars with my left leg, one length with my right leg)
3 x Hanging Leg Raises working to 90 per cent-ish max reps
3 x Monkey Bar Walks. Here the aim was to travel as many lengths (forwards and backwards) of the monkey bars as possible before my grip went
Hanging Jumps - Using a single leg, jump up and grab hold of a rung with both hands. Drop down under control, step forward and repeat on the next rung. Great for power development in the lower body. If you cannot reach the bar jumping off of 1 leg then use both legs to jump
Hanging Leg Raises - If these are too tricky then do single hanging leg raises instead of doubles.
So there you have it, a great workout for getting a really stronger upper back, a crushing grip, hard core muscles and powerful legs.
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BSc Applied Sports Science
Personal Trainer London