Wood Wall Rack

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Boosh32

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I was using a wood wall rack at physical therapy yesterday and the question arose “What is the correct name for it?”. I checked online and there are a number of names including, wall rack, stable bars, and Swedish ladder to name a few. Does anyone know if there is an official name? There are a lot of possible uses in bodyweight practice.

Typhoon Class Submarine Gym.jpg

They were a common fixture in old time gyms and were even in a Typhoon Class submarine gym (the photo), the photo also shows some competition kettlebells.
 

pet'

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Hello,

Whatever you call it, it is a good tool to work on some move, especially abs. When training strict HLR, it is an option to prevent your shoulders / upper back to go too far backwards.

It is also good when working calisthenics move, such as human flag.

Kind regards,

Pet'
 

Anna C

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I don't know, but I love the photo and I showed it to my husband to see if he can build this into my small studio that will be above his shop that we plan to put in our backyard. He said, sure. I think I will have "Sprossenwand" engraved in the top. :)
 

305pelusa

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I've heard it called Swedish bars but Stall bars I think is more common. It's not like either is wrong, just like a push up can also be called a press up. Or a squat, a knee deep bend. Just different names.

Yo add to Pet's stall bar possibilities, it also gets used for some very deep and difficult pike stretch positions. The stall bars are excellent for stretching as well.
 

pet'

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Hello,

Also very usefull for TRX work. It is very easy to vary work angles.

@305pelusa
How do you use them for stretch ? (I ask because I always stretch on the floor eheh)

Kind regards,

Pet'
 

pet'

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Hello,

@Harald Motz
Nice ! DO you have a specific training for that ? Or is it due to a great carryover from something ?

Kind regards,

Pet'
 

Boosh32

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Thanks for all of the replies. There doesn't seem to be a trademarked name and wall bars seems to be the most commonly used term. All of the other names are also correct. In other countries: German - Sprossenwand / Norwegian - Ribbevegg / Swedish - Ribbstol Wall bars - Wikipedia

me on my selfmade wooden Sprossenwand...

it is a great thing to have to stretch@strengthen
That is very impressive movement on your Sprossenwand!
 

ali

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Thank you for posting @Boosh32. All tooled up, heading for my man shed with some drawings for my next project. A nice addition to my bodged woodwork disasters of which I have many. I'm very much a hammer and nails kind of guy with delusions of artisan carpentry. I feel it maybe out of reach for my basic level of being able to hit stuff but going to give it a go. My own set of stall bars.....xmas has come early, need some woodworking elves to help me out.
 

Steve Freides

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If anyone making stall bars would like to PM me about making a set for me, I'm interested. I've looked into them and found them too expensive and therefore a luxury item I'd like to have but have been OK doing without.

-S-
 

Harald Motz

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Nice ! DO you have a specific training for that ? Or is it due to a great carryover from something ?
No specific training. Just playing around, having fun and enjoying it (I count more than enough on my other training). Yes, strength carries over. To some extend.
 

305pelusa

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@305pelusa
How do you use them for stretch ? (I ask because I always stretch on the floor eheh)
I think if you Google "Stall Bars Stretch" you'll find what you're looking for. Most are very advanced. Most people will be just fine without stall bars for stretching in my opinion.
 
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