Monkey bars aren’t just great playground equipment, they are a fun and great way to improve your posture and strength too.
Many of us spend our time in front of a computer and are unable to maintain focus and posture. Monkey bars can also be used as outdoor gym equipment and provide a great exercise that can help maintain a postural strength. This in turn, will reduce fatigue and increase focus at work.
Areas of the body that monkey bars exercise are as follows:-
Latissimus Dorsi muscles
Or ‘Lats’ stabilise the movement as you pull upwards from bar to bar. Using these muscles is key in order to lift yourself up as you move forward along the monkey bar and gain momentum.
Deltoids or Shoulder Muscles
Monkey bars provide a unique exercise for your shoulders. They extend whilst contracting in order to stabilise the movement.
As with the Latissimus Dorsi muscles, they are both an agonist in the movement along the monkey bars and a muscle responsible for the stability of your body. As you keep you body up the agonist action is needed during each swing forward.
Abdominal muscles and Obliques
As you move forward your abdominal muscles are used to provide stability as your body moves left to right.
Monkey bars can also be used as Chin-Up bars. Yet another great exercise that works you upper body using your own body weight.
Head over to our wooden playground equipment page and take a look at some of the options. Please remember that we can build robust bespoke monkey bars to your exact requirements.
Monkey bars are a great bit of fitness equipment to work on your grip strength. Extension of you finger forward and rolling back as you reach for the next bar gives you a full hand workout that you can really feel. Good grip strength is very important in your day to day life and obviously improves your ability to use other upper body fitness equipment
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