How to choose the right sports wall for the child?
If you want your child to develop physically, then purchase a wall for him. But first, find out how to choose it correctly.
Do you need a wall bars?
If you are still in thought, then first weigh the pros and cons. Let's start with the advantages:
- This is useful for the physical development of the child.
- The Swedish wall is a multipurpose exercise machine on which it is possible to carry out the mass of the most various exercises.
- The wall takes up little space, because it is mounted almost close to the wall. Separate elements and additions can be removed if desired.
- Low price. The minimum cost of a simple wall can be about two or three thousand.
- Not only children can be engaged, but also parents.
- Exercises develop coordination, agility, flexibility, endurance.
- Training is beneficial to health, as it helps to improve the work of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems.
Now the cons:
- Classes on the sports wall can be dangerous, especially if they are conducted incorrectly and not under the control of adults. Parents must be present during training and insure children.
- For kids, such training is not like, as they require certain physical skills.
How to make a choice?
So, how to choose the wall bars? When buying it is worth considering a few points. About each tell in detail.
Types of walls
The main types of Swedish walls:
- I-shaped model is the simplest, small and, accordingly, inexpensive. Such a complex consists of two pillars and crossbars between them, it can be attached either to the wall or to the wall. But hinged equipment for children (for example, rings) on such a wall can not be fixed.
- The L-shaped model is a complex that has a horizontal bar at the top or an additional section with several bars. This option is considered the most popular, as it involves securing additional shells. It is possible to fix such a complex in any way, and it takes up very little space.
- The T-shaped model resembles the L-shaped one, but has two so-called “handles”, going in different directions. The wall itself is usually located in the middle.The option is quite practical and allows two children to practice at the same time, but additional space is required to accommodate such a complex.
- U-shaped children's sports wall - it's almost a full-fledged sports corner, which is suitable for a house with enough rooms or a spacious apartment. On it you can perform almost any exercise, but it will take a lot of space.
Wall mounting can be done in several ways:
- Fixing to the wall with special U-shaped brackets. The complex is mounted in several places. For non-capital walls (ie gypsum boards) and partitions this option is not suitable.
- Spacer between floor and ceiling. This method is not suitable for premises with a stretch or false ceiling.
- Mixed fastening implies fixation both to the wall and to the ceiling or to the floor or immediately to three planes. This method is the most reliable, but not always possible.
What material are the walls made of?
Usually the walls are made of either wood or metal. And each of these materials has both pluses and significant drawbacks.
It is worth starting with a tree, as it is more popular, especially among parents. Its main advantages are:
- It is pleasant to the touch, does not cool, and usually has a comfortable room temperature.
- Wooden bars do not slip.
- During classes on the wall made of this material, the palms do not usually sweat, that is, the risk of falling for such a reason is minimized.
- The blow will not be as painful as in the case of metal.
Now the disadvantages:
- If the treatment is of poor quality, the child may accidentally throw a splinter during the exercise.
- There are restrictions on weight. No matter how durable a tree is, it will not stand the maximum weight. And this means that the load in the form of additional equipment can not be large. For example, you can not use a bench for the press.
- Wood is a rather capricious material, as it is exposed to high humidity, water, temperature changes, excessively dry air and even direct sunlight.
Advantages of metal complexes:
- The wall of metal is very durable, it can withstand the maximum weight, and this means that it can be supplemented with any projectiles, for example, a bench for the press, rings, and so on. That is, the child will be engaged in the complex as he grows up.Other family members will also be able to join the training sessions.
- Metal serves for a long time. And if it is not subjected to corrosion, then the complex will accurately stand for several decades and retain its original qualities.
- This material is completely unpretentious. It is resistant to temperature extremes and sunlight. And some variants withstand even the impact of moisture (protection from its harmful effects can provide a special coating).
Cons of metal complexes:
- Metal is a rather cold material that can bring discomfort to a child during classes.
- The crossbar can slide heavily, for example, when sweating palms or when training in socks. And this can lead to injury.
- Striking a metal crossbar will be more painful than a wooden one.
Size depends on several criteria. For example, if a wall is acquired in a child’s room that belongs only to him, then it can be wide and occupy almost the entire wall. If you plan to install the complex in a room that is not intended for training, then it is advisable to find a middle ground.For example, a small wall that occupies a narrow section of the wall will fit into the bedroom.
The load is the maximum weight that the complex can withstand. If you are planning to purchase a wall only for the child, then a lightweight version that can withstand 60-100 kilograms is quite suitable. If you want to engage in the whole family, the optimal solution is to purchase a more durable complex, the maximum load of which is 200 kilograms and above.
A few more nuances of buying a safe and high-quality wall for a child:
- Buy the complex only in a proven specialized sports shop.
- Ask the seller for certificates of compliance with internationally recognized quality standards.
- Optional equipment. If it is included in the package, this is undoubtedly a plus, as the child will be able to engage in the complex in the future, using a variety of shells. If the set does not include shells, then certainly ask the seller whether it is possible, in general, to use them, and what options are appropriate.
- Be sure to check all fasteners. They must be of high quality and durable.