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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:35 am    Post subject: Training for climbing? Reply with quote

If there are any experienced rock climbers here I could do with some advice. I am quite new to the sport and finding that strength is an issue. Have you got any tips for improving strength? So far I have installed a pull/chin up bar and been using hand grips a little.

Also my coach isn't great so any other useful tips would be welcome.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not a climber, but I'd think you'd want a good coach for a pursuit like that... particularly considering the safety aspect of the sport.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My current coach is a third of the price of the other one in the area. So I'm being cheap lol. Started watching an instructional DVD too which is helping.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah... have you tried YouTube also? Usually lots of tips on there... I used it mend a dishwasher the other day and I'm useless at DIY! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Youtube is a bit thin on the ground which is why I bought a DVD instead. I found one good collection for climbing tips, but not a lot on actual strength training. A lot of 1 minute ehow videos came up which are pretty useless. I might try again on Vimeo which is far better than Youtube for watching normal climbing videos.
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