With Dirty Dozen and a few more key obstacle races coming up, we thought we'd compile a few of our technique videos to help you conquer the most common obstacles.
First of all let's look at the progression of wall climbing. In the following video Doug explains the basic heel hook technique, which works really well for walls over head height and, in this example, inverted walls.
Once you have that technique in your locker, any wall should be achievable for you. Here's how you can apply it to a 10 foot wall:
Traverse Walls / Geko Walls
Of course, you're not always going up walls at obstacle races, sometimes you're traversing across. Here are a few tips to help keep you dry:
Cargo Net Climb
A vertical cargo net can be an intimidating and awkward challenge. Here are a few tips to help you stay in control:
Unlike the other obstacles, successful completion of monkey bars is more about strength than technique. However, that doesn't mean that good technique can't help you out. Here are three of the most popular ways to cross monkey bars:
The rope traverse is an increasingly popular obstacle and can be painful and exhausting if not done correctly. Technique is everything with this one. Check it out:
Hang 'em High, Hurtles, Containment and Irish Table
Here's a compelation of quick tips for some of Dirty Dozen's other obstacles: