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Training for Climbing: The Definitive Guide to Improving Your Climbing Performance (How to Climb Series) Paperback – 1 Nov 2002
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Training for Climbing begins with a logical progression of self-analysis and goal setting, then takes an in-depth look at the vital mental and technical skills that separate the best from the rest. In three breakthrough chapters on sport-specific strength training, the author presents the principles of effective training, followed by dozens of exercises, as well as sample personalized training programs for climbers of all abilities. He concludes with expert advice on the often overlooked subjects of performance nutrition, accelerating recovery, and the prevention and treatment of climbing injuries.
Also inside: self-assessment test and corrective tips; mental training strategies; technique training drills; finger and forearm strengthening exercises; lock-off and power-building exercises; core muscle conditioning; power endurance training; strategies for accelerating recovery; performance nutrition; personal training plans for beginner, accomplished, and elite climbers; yearly training planner and much more.
About the Author
Eric Horst has been climbing for 25 years. He is the author of "How to Climb 5.12," "Rock Climbing Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland," and "Flash Training." He lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
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From the beginning everything I've done has worked to perfection. The first chapters helped me determine what my problems were and to focus on identifying and solving them; the next taught me how the training works, what the body needs to do and WHY.
It doesn't just cover the science either - it contains practical advice on stretching techniques, a huge variety of training techniques and exercises for all abilities, advice on nutrition, injury prevention, training programmes and more.
The emphasis isn't on just providing you with the answers though - it teaches you how to organise your own time to suit your needs of the moment (e.g. power, strength, technique). In this way you learn much more, and always feel in control; this neatly avoids the chore-like routine of an imposed training regimen.
The text itself is written in a highly entertaining and readable style that engages the interest of the reader; this is very important as you'll be coming back to this book again and again and again. The author has managed to tailor the book to be both an inspiring first, second and third read, but also to be an invaluable reference guide.
My advice is to buy it.
There is some content on motivation/mental training which may or may or not suit invididual people. Personally I read through this only once, but returned again and again to review the chapters on planning, recovery, diet and of course the specific training exercises.
The proof of the pudding is in the eating, and the hard facts are that since buying and reading this book, both my trad and sport climbing standards have increased by five grades.
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