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Conditioning for Climbers: The Complete Exercise Guide (How to Climb)

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Publisher Comments:

The only conditioning book a rock climber needs!

 

Rock climbing is one of the most physically challenging sports, testing strength, endurance, flexibility, and stamina. Good climbers have to build and maintain each of these assets. This is the first-ever book to provide climbers of all ages and experience with the knowledge and tools to design and follow a comprehensive, personalized exercise program.

 

Part One covers the basics of physical conditioning and goal-setting. Part Two takes readers through warm-up and flexibility routines, entry-level strength training, weight loss tips, and fifteen core-conditioning exercises. Part Three details climbing-specific conditioning, with twenty exercises to target specific muscles of the fingers, arms and upper torso to develop power and endurance. An entire chapter focuses on the antagonist muscle groups that help provide balance and stability, and prevent muscle injury. This section also has a chapter devoted to stamina conditioning, increasing the climber’s endurance at high altitudes. Part Four shows how to put together a customized training program to suit the climber’s needs. The book includes workout sheets for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced skill levels, tips for children and those over age fifty, secrets of good nutrition and an insider’s take on avoiding injuries.

 

Eric Hörst is a performance coach who has helped thousands of climbers. His published works include Learning to Climb Indoors, Training for Climbing, and How to Climb 5.12. He lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Synopsis:

Rock climbing is one of the most physically challenging sports, testing strength, flexibility, and stamina. To improve in the sport, climbers must build and maintain each of these assets. Conditioning for Climbers is the first book to help climbers of all ages and experience design and follow their own comprehensive, personalized exercise program.

Part I covers the basics of physical conditioning, including tools for self assessment and goal-setting.

Part II takes readers through warm-up and flexibility routines, entry-level strength training, weight-loss tips, and core-conditioning exercises.

Part III covers climbing-specific conditioning, including exercises that develop power, endurance, balance, and stability.

Part IV shows how to put together a customized conditioning program—for bouldering, sport, and multi-pitch climbing.

 
Also inside:

• Principles of effective conditioning

• Eight self-assessment tests

• Flexibility and core-conditioning exercises

• Climbing-specific exercises for fingers, arms, and upper torso

• Sample workout schedules forbeginner, intermediate, and advanced climbers

• Twelve-month training tracker

• Basics of performance nutrition

• Insiders take on avoiding injury

• Powerful rest and recovery strategies

About the Author

Eric Horst has been climbing for over thirty years. He is a performance coach who has helped thousands of climbers improve their performance through his books, magazine articles, seminars, and Web sites. Horst is the author of Rock Training for Climbing, How to Climb 5.12, and Learning to Climb Indoors, and Rock Climbing Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780762742288
Author:
Horst, Eric J.
Publisher:
Falcon Press Publishing
Subject:
Mountaineering
Subject:
Exercise
Subject:
Rock climbing
Subject:
General
Subject:
Training
Subject:
Rock climbing -- Training.
Subject:
Outdoors-Mountaineering
Edition Number:
First edition
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
How To Climb Series
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
167 color photos, 29 charts and tables
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.5 in

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Rock climbing is one of the most physically challenging sports, testing strength, flexibility, and stamina. To improve in the sport, climbers must build and maintain each of these assets. Conditioning for Climbers is the first book to help climbers of all ages and experience design and follow their own comprehensive, personalized exercise program.

Part I covers the basics of physical conditioning, including tools for self assessment and goal-setting.

Part II takes readers through warm-up and flexibility routines, entry-level strength training, weight-loss tips, and core-conditioning exercises.

Part III covers climbing-specific conditioning, including exercises that develop power, endurance, balance, and stability.

Part IV shows how to put together a customized conditioning program—for bouldering, sport, and multi-pitch climbing.

 
Also inside:

• Principles of effective conditioning

• Eight self-assessment tests

• Flexibility and core-conditioning exercises

• Climbing-specific exercises for fingers, arms, and upper torso

• Sample workout schedules forbeginner, intermediate, and advanced climbers

• Twelve-month training tracker

• Basics of performance nutrition

• Insiders take on avoiding injury

• Powerful rest and recovery strategies

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