Stress Factor

Brent able to maintain his grip during
a deadlift/rope climb workout.

We have mentioned before the value of grip
strength. What do we do when the grip goes?
When it comes to deadlifts, we sometimes split
our grip to help get a few more reps. During a
set of pull ups, we can get off the bar, shake
out our hands, recover and then get back on the
bar. When it comes to rope climbing no simple
answer presents itself.

The willingness to maintain our grip on the rope, and
our actual ability to do so may be very closely linked.
With an easy escape we sometimes quit before we must.
The next time you want to get off the pull up bar, or split
your grip on your deadlift, imagine that you are hanging
20 feet in the air and that letting go is not an option.

Complete as many rounds in 10 minutes as possible of:
225 pound Deadlift, 5 reps
1 Rope Climb