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How to Scale a Wall

Learn how to scale a wall from Warrior Fitness Boot Camp creators Ruben Belliard and Alex Fell in this Howcast workout video.


Hi. I'm Alex Fall from Warrior Fitness Boot Camp in New York City. I'm going to show you how to scale a wall. You want to approach the wall just like you would any other wall. Now this is an effective technique that if you're not able to jump your body weight up on top of the wall and swing your legs over, this is an effective way to be able to climb your legs up and get over the wall just the same. Okay. So all you want to do is you want to approach the wall. You want to grab the top with both hands. Okay. You're going to plant one foot up there. Whatever your non-dominant foot is, that's what you want to start with. All right. You're going to plant one foot up there, walk your other foot up, then put all your weight onto that non-dominant foot, which is my left foot because I'm a righty. Swing that right leg up, keeping your arms straight, you want to pull and hook that leg to get over the top. Again, it remains the same. You're going to lay on top. Swing that other leg over, and jump down. That's how you scale a wall.

Now a couple trick son scaling a wall. We often see a lot of people pulling in when they get up there. And what I mean by this, I'll demonstrate. You're going to walk your feet up, walk that feet up nice and high, and then they get to this point, and they don't know what to do. All right. I see them pull in, and their feet just slide down. All right. You want to avoid pulling in until you throw that leg over the top. Walk it up, arms nice and straight. Hang that butt down. Bend those knees. And swing that leg over the top. Another thing that we see that we want you to avoid is getting up and staying on your toes, and you're not able to really get a good grip to be able to walk up that wall. Another thing you want to be conscious of is getting that foot up nice and high so you can get a good grip on that wall. All right. Get it up nice and high. Walk it up. Leg up and over. Hook it. And then land back on the floor nice and safe. That's how you scale a wall.

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