Winded With Wimberly: Wall Climb

The wall climb is a great exercise that targets your shoulders and your shoulder girdle. It may look simple to a spectator, maybe even fun. But keeping proper form during this wall climb is challenging. Trainer Jason Wimberly says the key to the wall climb is keeping your body and arms straight. He also recommends using your core strength to maintain your balance.

You begin on the ground and enter a high plank position. From there, you start to walk up the wall, all the while keeping your body as straight as possible. Keep walking until your chest hits the wall. Try doing 3-5 sets of 10 reps. By the end, your shoulders will be feeling sore. During this move, you want to place your body weight on your shoulders and use them for the lifting. If you have never tried a wall climb before, we recommend doing so with a mirror nearby so you can check your posture and form.

Did you get your massive shoulders from climbing a lot of walls? What pointers do you have on executing a wall climb properly? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below, or by tweeting us @underwearexpert.

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Photo Credit: Benjamin Patterson