Physical stress is very important for the normal development of the child's body. Therefore, to perform exercises at home, many parents install a Swedish wall. Such a children's simulator allows you to regularly engage with the baby from an early age, developing his endurance, strength and agility.
A bit of history
For the first time the wall, which is called Swedish, appear
His son Yalmar helped to spread the Swedish wall around the world, including our country. In the postwar period, this sports simulator in the USSR was included in the list of mandatory attributes of school gyms.
After appearance in the apartment of the Swedish wall with regular classes on it in the child:
- A correct posture will form.
- Dexterity will develop.
- Muscle will be strengthened.
- Improves coordination of movements.
- Vessels will be strengthened.
- There will be no platypodia.
- Immunity will be strengthened.
- There will be a love of sport.
In addition, this sports equipment also has such positive aspects:
- The presence of the Swedish wall of the house will especially help in the absence of a quality and safe playground in the yard.
- Also classes in such a sports simulator are indispensable in the winter, when children are on the street less often and not as long as in the summer.
- The Swedish wall attracts its versatility, because it can be attached to a variety of options for additional equipment - a rope, a bench, a swing, a horizontal bar and much more.
- This sports complex does not take up much space.
- The wall will help to distract the child from the TV and computer, and also actively to have a rest for the child-schoolboy in breaks between doing homework.
- If the wall is made of wood, it should be borne in mind that this natural material is not very strong. It is poorly resistant to water, mechanical stress, high temperature.
- Some models of walls are large enough and not suitable for a small city apartment.
- If the child climbs on the wall during the absence of the parents or the wall is incorrectly installed, different injuries are possible.
From what age to use the sports complex?
Installation of the Swedish wall of the house is recommended from the first years of life of the child. The most optimal time to start using such a simulator specialists call 1.5 years. Nevertheless, you can put the sports complex in the apartment before, starting to deal with the baby when he turns 6 months old.
To the wall
This method provides for fixing the complex in four or six places to the wall using U-shaped brackets. The lower paws of the wall with this fastening will rest against the floor. This fastening is not suitable, if the wall is unstable or lined with plasterboard.
Such walls are fastened simultaneously to the ceiling and to the floor. It does not require drilling of walls or ceiling. However, it should be noted that this fixation will not work if the room has a suspended ceiling.
There is also a mixed version of wall mounting, in which it is first screwed to the wall, after which a spacer is used, holding the simulator between the floor and the ceiling.
As a rule, Swedish walls are made of wood or metal. Each option has its advantages, as well as some disadvantages. Metal walls are made of a profile of at least 2 mm thick. They are very sturdy, but are considered more traumatic, since it is easy to slip off metal rails. In addition, they feel cold to the touch.
Wooden walls are most often made of pine, maple or beech. To exclude the appearance of splinters, their details are carefully adjusted and polished, sometimes treated top with varnish.
Should I buy a wooden Swedish wall?
Many parents tend to buy a wooden wall for the following reasons:
- The tree is nicer to the touch, and its surface is slightly rough.
- Wooden crossbars are not slippery, so this wall is less traumatic.
However, at the same time, against the purchase of wood walls there are such arguments:
- The wooden sports complex is not very strong, even if the wood for its manufacture belongs to solid breeds.
- Wooden walls have weight restrictions.
- A tree can be destroyed under the influence of various external factors, for example, direct sun rays, high humidity and others.
The main elements that equip the Swedish wall are:
- Gymnastics rings;
- Ring for playing basketball;
- Boxing pear;
- Rope ladder.
horizontal bar The wall model represented by the staircase installed at the wall and the last "step" with the bar is one of the most common. Classes on the bar are important for strengthening the muscles of the hands and back.
With uneven bars
The bars are usually represented by a special hinged element, which, if necessary, is hung on a Swedish wall, and when done, they remove it from it. The exercises with the bars strengthen the muscles of the hands.
Such sports walls include a large number of hinged parts. They can be removed and cleaned as needed, coming up with different training.
Types of construction
The proposed variants of the Swedish wall are conventionally divided into such models:
- І-shaped. This is the simplest version, represented by only two racks and several crossbars. To this wall is not provided the addition of attachments.
- L-shaped. This is the most popular option, with a bar at the top of the wall.
- T-shaped. This is a fairly practical wall, often fixed by the enemy. It is represented by a staircase in the middle and two-sided handholds, to which various types of equipment can be hung.
- U-shaped. This is a solid wall, installed in a spacious room. To her usually attach a large number of accessories.
Which walls are considered professional?
To professional include walls, which have the most robust construction. They are able to withstand a significant load( up to 250 kg) and are often installed in fitness clubs and sports centers.
Overview of models, dimensions and prices
A staircase with a horizontal bar is inexpensive, but the more additional equipment will be on the Swedish wall, the more expensive the complex will cost for you. The most popular models of sports complexes for children are:
Vertical Funny Baby
A floor-mounted complex 1.2 m high of metal. It occupies an area of 1.3 by 1.1 m on the floor, weighs 30 kg and can withstand a load of 50 kg. In the complete set of the complex, in addition to the grid, swings, gymnastic rings and trapezium, there is a tarpaulin and a mat. The average cost of the simulator is 12,000 rubles.
A complex for children, including a hill, a ladder 1.2 m high and a swing. It is installed on the floor, made of wood( pine and birch), withstand 30 kg. On the floor, this sports complex occupies a space of 1.3 to 1.6 m. Advantages of the simulator - the possibility of installation next to any walls, the ability to move, rounded parts, as well as a coating that is resistant to wear. The average price of such a child's corner is 11,000 rubles.
Carousel The moon is small
A Swedish wall made of wood and laminate. It is recommended for children from 3 to 5 years old, can withstand up to 50 kg. Such wall weighs 12 kg, it is attached to the wall, and its height is 142 cm. Advantages of the model are natural material, different colors( petals can be green, red or blue), simple installation, compactness. The average price for such a wall is 4000 rubles.
A metal complex for children, including a Swedish wall and a horizontal bar, as well as a rope, rings and a trapezoid. This corner is fixed to the wall, its height is 218 cm, and on the floor it occupies space 44 by 95 cm. This shell weighs 25 kg, can withstand a load of up to 100 kg. The average price of the corner of this manufacturer is 6,000 rubles.
Look at the video of the channel "Tatyana Novikova" for a comparison of DSC Town and Carousel models.
A wooden wall made of beech and pine. Fastens to the wall, can withstand up to 120 kg. Such a wall weighs 20 kg, its width is 80 cm, and height - 260 cm. The average cost of this Swedish wall is 4000 rubles.
Kampfer Compact( ceiling)
The complex to be installed, which in addition to the Swedish wall has rings, a trapeze and a swing. Made of wood( pine and birch), weighs 30 kg and can withstand up to 120 kg. The height of the complex is 271 cm, its width is 64 cm, and on the floor it occupies an area of 65 by 10 cm. The advantages of this corner are a drilling rig that does not require drilling, rounded safety parts, hidden bolt fastenings, wear-resistant coatings, compact dimensions. The average cost of the complex is 12,000 rubles.
Children's metal complex, installed by the enemy. The height of the wall is 225-285 cm, on the floor the complex covers an area of 150 by 90 cm. This box weighs 30 kg, can withstand up to 100 kg, is presented in different colors. Its complete set includes not only a Swedish wall, a horizontal bar and rings, but also a trapezoid, a rope and a rope ladder. Separately, the option is offered, the steps of which are covered with PVC.The average cost of this complex is 7,000 rubles.
Metal complex for children with PVC coating. Such a shell is installed by the enemy, has a height of 250-300 cm, can withstand up to 90 kg, weighs 27 kg and occupies an area of 65 by 54 cm on the floor. The complex of this complex has a Swedish wall and a horizontal bar, as well as a trapeze, rings and a rope. The average price for this corner is 6,000 rubles.
A Swedish wall with a metal bar that fastens to the wall. The height of the projectile is 227 cm. Such a wall weighs 21 kg, can withstand up to 100 kg. Its average cost is 6000 rubles.
- To ensure the quality of the wall you are buying, ask the seller for the availability of certificates for his products.
- Choose an option for fixing the wall taking into account the peculiarities of the place where it will be installed.
- Carefully inspect all parts of the complex to avoid buying a defective product.
- Choosing a variant of the configuration, it is preferable to purchase a fully or half-complete wall, rather than a "bare" projectile. With a variety of additions, the children's sports corner will be more fun for the child and allow them to perform more different exercises.
- Do not skimp on buying a mat. This addition to the Swedish wall is very important for the safety of the small researchers of the simulator.
- If the child does not like the new sports complex, do not insist on classes, but try to interest the kid with something. If the wall is capable of sustaining an adult, show the crumb itself a few exercises, and if the shell is only for children, invite other children to visit, this will surely awaken interest in the Swedish wall.
- When dealing with such a sports complex, use comfortable clothes and shoes.
When buying a metal wall, take a closer look at the models in which the crossbeams are covered with non-slip material. For example, DSK "Carousel" has anti-slip steps with the effect of point massage.
Where to place?
Try to establish a sports complex in a place where there will be room for different exercises and rocking on gymnastic equipment, which is equipped with a wall. It is important that next to the simulator there are no potential dangers, for example, windows or furniture with sharp corners.
- The installation of the wall in case of its attachment to the wall should be carried out only next to the supporting wall.
- It is possible to mount the complex to a wall of concrete, stone, brick or solid wood. If in doubt about the strength of the wall, consult a specialist.
- If you have chosen a wooden model, install the wall in a dry place. Increased humidity will lead to rapid damage to the complex.
- Mount the simulator on a wall in at least four locations.
- It's best to build and install a wall with an assistant.
- Collect the complex in a place where you will be comfortable to work with and nothing will interfere.
When assembling the wall at home, you need:
- Place one side panel on the floor with holes up.
- Insert the crossbeams and secure with bolts.
- Place the second side panel on top so that its holes coincide with the crossbeams.
- Consistently fasten all crossbars on the second sidewall.
- Assemble the bar according to the instructions.
- Attach the brackets to the wall assembly, then fix it to the wall.
Assembly example DSC "Comet 2" see the following video.
Complex of possible exercises
The possibility of performing certain exercises on the Swedish wall will be affected by the equipment of your sports complex. In addition, the selection of exercises is carried out taking into account the age of the child.
Exercises from 6 months to 3 years
From the age of six months, when the baby learns crawling and sitting, and later - independent standing and walking, the home sports complex will help in mastering these skills. There are even special complexes for absolutely babies, which are suitable for age-appropriate hill, ladder and swings. The only downside is the fact that from a sports complex like this the carapace grows quite quickly, so it has to be changed to another one.
Especially active children begin to learn the Swedish wall from 1.5 years, climbing on it and deftly descending down. At this age they are interested in rings and a horizontal bar, cling to them and hang, and also swing and raise their legs up. Regularly engaged on the wall, rings and horizontal bar, the baby improves his motor skills. It is important only that the adult constantly insures the crumb during such activities.
Exercises from 3 years
It is interesting for preschool children and school-age children not just to climb the wall, but to fulfill the tasks of their parents. Even better, if it is possible to arrange small competitions in strength and agility, for example, between two children or between a child and one of the parents. Offer the child such exercises:
- Hanging on the bar as long as possible.
- Hanging, raise the knees bent at the knees.
- Hanging, lifting straight legs.
- Hanging, picking up straight legs and turning them alternately sideways.
- Pull up.
- Squat, holding hands with the crossbar.
- Alternately raise your legs, keeping your hands on the crossbar.
- Hanging on the crossbar and swinging to the sides like a pendulum.
- Stretch your legs, picking them up one by one on the crossbar and leaning forward.
- Ride the rope.
- Climb on the rope.
- Rocking on the rings.
- Bend the legs in the vise on the rings.
- Hanging on the rings with the legs bent at right angles for as long as possible.
On what exercises will help the child to unload his back after sedentary work, look in the video of the channel on Youtube "Tatyana Novikova".
- When using the Swedish wall, it is important to take into account the manufacturer's recommendations regarding the permissible load( body weight) and the age of the child.
- If any parts are worn or damaged, you can not use this sport complex. It is desirable to use original parts for repairing the product.
- You should not change the wall design yourself, as this could result in injury and damage.
- From time to time( every 1-2 months), check the screw connections and tighten them.
- A child involved in a home sports complex must be supervised by adults.
- Before you start to practice on the Swedish wall, you should consider possible contraindications( it is not superfluous to go with the baby to the pediatrician and assess his health).
- It should be remembered that excessive training represents a health hazard for both children and adults.
Almost all parents who decided to install a Swedish wall in their apartment are satisfied with their purchase. They note that children like this home simulator and they are happy with it.
In this case, experienced parents remind that during such activities the child should always be under supervision, so they often close something with the first steps, so that the child can not climb the wall without the control of an adult. In addition, everyone emphasizes the need to purchase a mat.
How to make your own hands?
To create a Swedish wall with your own hands, prepare such materials and tools:
- Two pine boards with a length of 230 cm, a width of 12 cm and a thickness of about 3.5 cm. They will be needed for making sidewalls.
- One plywood sheet( 5-ply), which has a thickness of 2.2 cm.
- Shovel shanks, which have a diameter of 4 cm. You will need 12 such cuttings.
- Sandpaper and sanding machine.
- Carpentry lacquer.
- Hardware for fasteners.
- Jigsaw or hacksaw.
- Drill with a wood nozzle.
- Epoxy adhesive.
Further, your actions for the independent production of the Swedish wall will be as follows:
- Make sure that the boards and plywood are dry. If they are even slightly moist, they should be dried well.
- Cut two squares with a side of 72 cm from the plywood, then cut out the wall holder from each.
- Grind the holders with a grinder, and sand the cuttings for shovels.
- Mark the location of the crossbeams on the side boards with a distance of 21 cm between them. From the front edge of the board, the holes for the crossbeams should be 3 cm away, and the rear should remain 7 cm.
- Use a drill with a crown that has a diameter of 4 cm and make holes under the crossbeams.
- At 15 cm from the top of each side board, fix the steel corners with screws, which will hold the wall.
- Trim cuttings from shovels to obtain pieces 84 cm long( 4 cm need to stock - 2 cm on each side).
- Treat stitches and sidewalls. Apply it in two coats, letting each dry completely.
- After applying a small amount of epoxy glue in the hole for the crossbeams, insert the crossbeams into the sidewalls and hammer the kitten first on one side and then on the other.
- Fix the crossbeams with screws.
- Insert the two cross bars into the holders and fix them too. Also bolt the holders with the sidewalls.
- The assembled structure is recommended to be varnished twice.
On how you can make a Swedish wall for an apartment with your own hands, look in the video of the channel on Youtube "VseInstrumentiRu".