Challenge45: How long can you hang?
LAST MONTH’S CHALLENGE
A big thank you and well done to everyone who entered November Challenge45 for the most tyre flips in 45 seconds. I’m delighted to announce the winner is Connie Rennie from easyGym Slough with 23 tyre flips!
THIS MONTH’S CHALLENGE IS HOW LONG CAN YOU HANG ON THE PULL-UP BAR
The male and female who can hold their position the longest will both win a £50 Gymshark voucher. What a perfect way to start the New Year!
If you’d like to enter the first thing you need to do is find a member of staff – this is important as they will be able to give you an official hang time and collect your contact details.
- Grab the pull-up bar with both hands and hang.
- Assistance from Step box can be used to get up.
- The clock only start’s once in full hanging position without any assistance.
- Ensure a member of staff is on hand to time you.
We’ll be posting the top times on our blog.
THE BENEFITS OF HANGING
Hanging from a pull-up bar offers a wide range of benefits, it decompresses your spine which decreases your risk of back injury and helps correct your posture. Hangs also improve overhead exercises like pull-ups, chin-ups, and presses. This makes hanging tough a great to do in between sets or after exercises such as running, squatting or deadlifting.
By adding hangs to your daily routine, you’ll also see an increase in your grip strength and core stability, which means you’ll see gains in all other exercises you perform at the gym.