Training for climbing

Training for climbing

Dispelling the myths of training for climbing, our team of experts have brought together the essential information for climbers wanting to improve, taking into account age, gender and ability. You'll find advice on goal-setting, warming up and methods for training.

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Running training for climbers

Running training for climbers

by Bonita Norris

Pioneering British climber and OS Champion Bonita Norris uses running over winter to build up her base fitness for expeditions and here are her top tips.

Winter training tips

Winter training tips

by Bonita Norris

Whether you are out rock climbing or hill walking this winter, take note of these pointers from mountaineer, Everest climber and OS Champion Bonita Norris.

Setting goals in training for climbing

Setting goals in training for climbing

by David Binney

Goal setting can be an invaluable tool as it enhances and strengthens motivation and self-confidence, focuses attention, encourages individuals to develop strategies for achieving their goals and enhances persistence.

Warming up in climbing

Warming up in climbing

by Amanda Robertson

Warming up is an essential activity for climbers as it prepares the climber by raising the body's core temperature slightly to enhance some of the physiological systems. This helps to prevent injury as well as improve performance.

Training methods in climbing

Training methods in climbing

by David Binney

This section categorises and explains different types of training. As not every method is open to every climber because of availability and time constraints, using a combination of different techniques can optimise your training. Careful use of these methods will show greater improvements in performance and rate of progress.

Physical training in climbing

Physical training in climbing

by David Binney

Physical training for climbing will improve strength and endurance in the fingers, forearms, arms and upper body as well as the torso and legs. This section also covers the importance of flexibility, cardiovascular training, strength-endurance training and rest and recovery.

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