Rock Climbing Training
Keep the same pace and intensity during your rock climbing training workout as you would during a climbing competition or real rock climbing. Hard tenacious training prepares you for rock climbing. Whatever the specific skill you are developing during the workout, give it 100%.
Pick a rock climbing training program that will meet your goals. Keep your rock climbing training plan going all year. This will keep you in better shape mentally and physically, reduce the potential for injury, and will result in higher strength, endurance, and aerobic capacity.
Target a specific function of muscle (strength, burst, or endurance). Continually analyze your performance and modify your workouts to target specific muscle functions. Understanding how to target and train specific muscle functions will help you develop and manage your rock climbing training plan.
Stay in shape all year using a good climbing exercise program or it will be more difficult to get into shape and harder on your body than if you stayed in shape throughout the winter. Additionally, you will be more likely to injure yourself when you pick up your rock climbing training routines again. Develop a good rock climbing training plan and stick with it all year.
Plan breaks in your rock climbing training to allow for recovery. Do not workout on sore muscles. Stimulate blood flow to sore muscles with a massage and stretching, not another workout. If you train too intensively for too long, you run the risk of overtraining. Too much training will not allow muscles to recovery and can be just as limiting to your progress as inadequate training.
For effective Rock Climbing Training, you should:
- Have an understanding of the principles of training as it applies to climbing. See Training Principles
- A plan of attack for your climbing training. See Training Plans
- Improve your Rock Climbing Technique using the basic principles of good form and these tips for rock climbing performance
- Use specific exercises targeting climbing muscles for strength and endurance. See Climbing Exercises and Chin Ups and forearm exercises.
- Warm up and cool down stretching, and a routine for stretching during rest cycles. See Muscle Stretching
- Be aware that too much rock climbing training can hurt progress more than help. See Overtraining
- Understand how your muscles work. See How Muscles Work
- Develop a diet and eating habits that contribute to your rock climbing training goals. See Carbohydrates, Carbohydrate Loading, Food Fats, Protein Foods, Daily Protein Requirement
- Set your own climbing routes at the climbing wall or your home wall to Compliment your Rock Climbing Training plan. See Route Setting
- Develop a winning mental attitude, resolve, and control your fear, nerves and jitters before a competition. See Mental Control.
- Read Books: Climbing Training to expand your knowledge and get new ideas.