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When Should You Start Hangboarding For Boulder’s

Hangboarding is known for being a great training tool for increasing your grip strength and grip technique. However, there is a lot of contradicting information for when it is safe to start hangboard training.  When should boulders start hangboarding? The most common recommendation for boulderers is to wait until you have been bouldering for at …

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What Should You Record In A Climbing Journal?

I was watching Free Solo a couple of days ago (for the third time…) and I can’t stop thinking about how much Alex Honnold attributes his climbing improvements and training success to his climbing journal. It got me wondering what I should include in my climbing journal so I did some research about it. What …

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Is Climbing and Bouldering Good For Cardio?

As an avid climber, I’ve recognized many benefits that climbing brings to me, including physical, mental and emotional. However, a very debatable benefit is whether or not climbing and bouldering are good for cardio health so I decided to do some research to find out. Is climbing good for cardio? Climbing increases your heart rate …

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Climbing Endurance: Muscle, Skin and Mental Training

At one point in your climbing journey, you will recognize that you want to climb harder and longer to level up. However, you may be finding it difficult to do so without climbing harder and longer. Before you can climb harder and longer, you need to build training endurance. For climbing, there are three main …

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How Many Days Should You Climb Per Week?

If you are considering making climbing your main training or exercise activity then you may be wondering how many days you should be climbing each week. For me, I wanted to train every day I could so that my climbing skill would improve, but I learned you shouldn’t climb every day. In this article, I …

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Can Climbing Build Abs and Make You Look Chiseled?

Chiseled abs are something that most of us crave. If you are considering adding climbing to your exercise regimen (or replacing it) then you may be wondering if you can build abs from climbing. You absolutely can build abs from climbing. If you want them to show, however, you also need to make sure that …

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Can Foam Rolling Improve Rock Climbing Performance?

You have probably seen athletes in Soccer, Basketball and CrossFit rolling their muscles before and after a training session. And you may have asked yourself if it would help with rock climbing as well.  Since rock climbing is such a different sport from most mainstream sports that are heavy cardio and weightlifting centric, it can …

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