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  1. tsi90

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    A few times a week I go out rock climbing with some friends. Do any of you guys manage to climb often and still keep a lifting routine? So far climbing has been beating me up. I'm sore as hell every day and have at least one blister on each finger which is making lifting really difficult.

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    I can see rock climbing being tough. Different animal entirely than weight training IMO. Your body should adapt within a few weeks to doing both.

    Pick one or be bad at both.
     
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    this is a good post
     
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    My bro does both. I think he brought out 3 girls last time he went.

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    Move the back days away from the climbing days. Maybe the chest days too bacause climbing with sore chest was hard too, at least for me.
     
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    Got into it, then moved for school and the closest wall is 1.5 hours away.
     
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    I am not going to get a Levrone back by climbing fuckin rocks, so no i dont do that pussy shit.
     
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    Free climbing ftw.
     
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    I just got an iPhone and the text is pretty small and I read "Started cock riding"
     
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    I've rock climbed for about 4 years now and used to teach classes on it.

    I have a decent amount of muscle on me so I wouldn't say it really inhibits working out.

    Rock climbing will you give you some boss rear delts and forearms too :cool:

    You're going to feel like a truck hit you the first month or so... but after a while, like with anything, it gets easier and it will effect your lifting life less and less.

    I climbed for about 20min last week and then did deadlifts. My forearms were destroyed :rofl:
     
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    I feel like my skin is going to rip off my forearms after 10 min of climbing. I couldn't imagine trying to do back day also.
     
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    Like I said... You get used to it. After an "intense" climbing day, I wouldn't count on being productive in the gym, but it gets easier and easier.

    Few things I've ever done give you a forearm pump like rock climbing. It has actually helped out my deads considerably because the more I climb the better my grip, forearm, and finger strength gets.

    If you're trying to be a BB'er then climbing might hold you back... but if you're a gym rat the climbing will actually help you in the gym.

    I've recently shifted about 50% of the focus of my workouts to more "functional" activities (as opposed to just lifting weights). I now use a couple more olympic movements, climb more, and do a lot more body weight stuff. Not sure how my overall numbers have been affected, but I feel better.
     
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    Supposed to use your legs bro. :o
     
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    Your legs hold your weight, and support your movements but if you're doing fairly hard routes you're going to be incorporating every muscle in your body to some extent.

    Evo's right about the chest though. A lot of lateral movements or high stretches require your chest to help stabilize your arms as you move.
     
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    I rock climbed and worked out when I was around eighteen to twenty, It didn't really effect my gym days that much, just space out the back day from when you climb. I used to climb four days a week workout five. Climbing gives you some real cool strength, strong as hell finger strength and grip, I used to be able to bust out 25 - 30 good pullups when fresh. You can build lots of back strength by climbing without your legs. Pullups will go wayyyy up

    Plus all the people in the gym are pretty cool, fuck I want to get back into it now
     
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    what is this?

    I usually climb for 1.5-2 hours then lift for the same amount of time. The climbing doesn't really affect me, even on back days.
     
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    Go back to lurking. :hsugh:
     
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    cleethree hangin' around...

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    I also lift more weight pound for pound than my brother. Not to mention a lower body fat percentage.
     
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