Rock climbing

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  1. Zaffir

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    Other than actually doing it (nowhere to climb at school), does anyone have any insight into training for it?

    OTHER than grip training, because there's an archived post full of info for that. Right, GT? :embd:
     
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    buy one of those finger boards that you mount to the wall. that shit will help with your grip strength for your hand holds. the rest is flexibility IMO
     
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    Overall fitness seems to help and stamina for when you go beyond bouldering.
     
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    high strength to weight ratio

    I may be able to pull 500lbs off the ground but fuck rock climbing for more than 10 minutes. :rofl:

    IE: train to look like brad pitt in fight club. Ask xela how.
     
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    get a pegboard and start climbing. Great upper body workout to boot.
     
  7. Zaffir

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    Is there any proven, F&N approved training that can maximize strength:weight ratio?
     
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    What body type do you have?

    Instead of maxing @ low reps I'd focus more on doing higher reps and increasing strength that way.
     
  9. Zaffir

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    I'm closest to an endomorph. Former fatty, pretty thick joints.
     
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    i went rock climbing not too long ago, sport climbing. my biggest problem was forearm pump. my body was still ready for action, but my forearms were dunzos after like 3 routes. and make sure you keep your hips tucked into the wall. very helpful.
     
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    YES. Forearm pump is my biggest problem, for some reason i couldn't put my finger on the term for what my biggest problem is/was. I'm wondering if there's any real training to combat that problem beyond just general "grip training."
     
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    lol really, rock climb more :squint: i know it sucks, and is obvious, but nothing you can do but simulate that activity. (arms constantly above the heart, resulting in blood draining out while using them, finger strength) find ways to conserve power in the arms with support from the core and legs. it's hard, but the hands are only supposed to hold on to "holds" while all the climbing and pushing is done with legs. on the difficult parts or the crux, you can use explosive power in the arms, but nothing you can do but get iron clad forearms over time, in th emeantime, happy clombing brah:wavey:
     
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    I climb and I am a certified climbing instructor... I used to teach classes on a 40' indoor wall.

    Get a peg board, finger springs, and do forearm stuff.

    The problem with most people is that they use their arms too much (climbing is really more in the legs) and therefore burn out their forearms and biceps quickly.

    The best way to have climbing endurance is good technique and practice.
     
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    Yeah, obviously climbing itself is the best thing to do. Problem is I live about 70 miles from the nearest gym, and it's $20 for a day pass. I can't spend that kind of money very often :hs: Stupid college poverty...

    Any recommendations on sources for learning proper technique?
     
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