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New Dead Hang Best

New Dead Hang Best

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While my regular gym runs the July fitness challenge for best dead hang time, I’m hoping to either win or at least see what my best time is. Last time I hit third place with 1min 50 seconds which dropped to 5th since then. Yesterday I gave it another go and hit 2 minutes 24 seconds, putting me in 2nd place. Yet, shockingly first is still 2:44.

The requirements are palms out, a bit broader than shoulder width apart, fairly simple. I’ve been doing it bare handed and my point of failure ends up being hand pain, not actually muscles or tendons giving. Surprisingly, using gloves is allowed so I may give that a shot next time. May be against climbing rules though =)

Hangtime Challenge at my local (regular) gym

Hangtime Challenge at my local (regular) gym

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Since I can’t get to the climbing gym as often as I’d like, I also go to a “regular” gym on my lunch breaks 3-4 times a week. Every month they have some fitness challenge and until now I’ve never imagined myself having a change. But this month it’s hangtime! That’s right, just hanging, palms facing away as long as possible.

My first try was 1 minute 50 seconds but I’m sure I can make it longer.

The current leader is at 2 minutes 6 seconds and second place at 1 minute 55 seconds. Will try a few more times as the month goes on.

What’s your best time for a dead hang?