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Climb Strong: Strength: Foundational Training for Rock Climbing?

A total of 2 reviews of this product on Reddit.

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13th Sep 2017

Yes, it will give you an idea on how to structure your climbing sessions to be more productive. He operates on a 75% of your time spent in the gym should be climbing with a focus on practice, only 25% on supplementary work. You’re at a similar level where technique is likely the limitation over pure strength.

If you want specific information on the strength training portion his text on that is worth a read also: https://www.amazon.com/Climb-Strong-Strength-Foundational-Training/dp/1495201538

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5th Jul 2017

Strength wise the most important thing in climbing is core tension, first you need to have the right amount of core strength. This is a great set of exercises to start with, which you can easily do at home:

For the rest of your body, it what to do depends on where you are really at now. Body weight work may be perfect to start with. Once you have a solid 3-4 months of doing exercises with a medium amount of 8-12 repetitions per set I would step it up to strength training with weights. The best strength training you can do for climbing is a high weight, low rep strategy. This will train your central nervous system to fire more muscle fibers per contraction, increasing strength WITHOUT increasing muscle mass. 2-4 reps of a weight you could not perform more than 5 reps of, never go to failure.

You don’t need to do a lot of exercises, a hip hinge, push and pull are it. Deadlifts are king for the posterior chain which is the key to climbing steep terrain. If your lats are weak (mine were) then weighted pull ups. Push muscles, dips and bench press.

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