Training24th September 2018
What is a Pegboard? And what are the Benefits of the Pegboard training?
Article In a study comparing the activation of muscles with different pull-up variations, rope climbing, muscle ups and the pegboard, the latter showed best results for the growth of muscles. Climbing pegboards can be a simple but dynamic addition to strength and upper body training. The functional exercises increase the performance of, e.g. Olympic weightlifters within a scope of adequate athletic training.Which muscles does the pegboard train?The pegboard has originally been developed for climbers of a range of climbing disciplines such as bouldering and rock climbing. Thus, it addresses precisely the muscle groups activated while climbing.
- Back shoulder head
- Lower arm
- Always keep the body as close as possible to the board
- Always make sure there is a support and a replace side. For example, when you want to replace the stick in your left hand, shift your weight to the right side.
- Your chest should always stay on the height of your stick on the support side, never in the middle of the sticks or below your lowest hand.
- When removing the stick from a whole, only pull out the stick in a horizontal backwards movement, never in a downwards movement (otherwise you will get stuck in the whole and, hence, lose precious time and energy).