Many people underestimate the importance of upper body strength, especially during childhood. The shoulder, abdominal, back, pectoral, and bicep muscles are some of the most important muscle groups for people of all ages. Developing all these muscles requires resistance. There are many ways for growing youth to improve muscle tone, even in the backyard. Body weight can provide all the resistance your child needs, given the right tools. Adding a trapeze swing bar to your playset is a great way for your child to build strength while getting to hang and swing around like a monkey!
The bar needs to be strong enough to withstand your child’s weight to ensure that they are safe. Trapeze bars for swing sets need to be coated in such a way that they do not hurt little hands as the child swings from them. With the trapeze bar set up at a height taller than your child, they can grab onto the trapeze handles and swing or lift themselves up. Chin lifts using the trapeze rings builds the biceps and triceps. It also stretches the abdominal muscles because that strength is needed to pull up.
Playground trapeze handles are also used for gymnastic training because they allow the torso to swing at the waist. Swinging at the waist promotes flexibility in addition to strengthening the tendons at the waist and hips. What separates the trapeze set and other resistance exercises is the fun! That is why kids love a playground with trapeze swing sets. To ensure safety for kids, trapeze rings should not be placed too high off the ground. Leave just enough space to swing the legs in the air and get some motion while avoiding injury from mistakes. Swinging on a trapeze swing set is often one of the most beloved playground activities, and your child is sure to love learning and playing on it for years to come, all the while strengthening those little muscles!