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Offline JBrochu

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Re: Training
« Reply #30 on: March 30, 2010, 11:43:25 AM »
Well this is all theory, cause I'm a crappy climber and usually lazy and out of shape too, but I'm firmly in the "climbing is the best thing for climbing" camp - provided we're talking primarily cragging. Obviously, alpine stuff with hardcore approaches or carrying big loads and you're going to want to focus on cardio and general endurance too which would usually require additional training.

But anyway, I agree climbing is the best training for climbing, but if you're really serious you would want to take a structured approach to it not just go climbing nilly willy without a plan. Out of all the "training for climbing" books I've read and ignored (see lazy and fat issue above) the best imo is "The Self Coached Climber: The Guide to Movement Training." It places the focus on proper movement and technique but still lays a good foundation for physical fitness training (climbing endurance, power, etc.) via different climbing exercises and an overall periodized training plan.
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Offline strandman

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Re: Training
« Reply #31 on: March 30, 2010, 12:15:23 PM »
I agree J. I don't really wanna say it but for real the best training in addition to climbing may be dance. Both ballet movement and actual dance, it beats the hell out of yoga !

Yes i have done this. Kinda frightening to do ballet movement outside Horsefeathers but after a few drinks........ Coach Niland was/is way into this..helps ya pick up chix too.

Don Whillans- " the best training for altitude is the Pub. That way you get used to the permanent headache"

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Re: Training
« Reply #32 on: March 30, 2010, 01:23:50 PM »
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Don Whillans- " the best training for altitude is the Pub. That way you get used to the permanent headache"


Jeez all these years I thought Whillans only drank due to his "morbid fear of dehydration."

But I guess the good news is I'm well prepared for some high altitude stuff!
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