Indoor rock climbing can be a very rewarding discipline and is even viewed as a form of self care.
Climbing is a full body workout in and of itself but it’s a pulling sport rather than a pushing sport. So, for body balancing, it’s important to consider antagonist training to help avoid injury, increase strength and muscular endurance of antagonist muscles evolved in climbing.
Static strength exercise is the ability to hold a pose without movement. These kinds of exercises can benefit climbers by specifically targeting either your upper or lower body strength.
For climbers at home without any fingerboards or other dedicated climbing training equipment, here’s just a few exercises that will help maintain or improve grip strength during lockdown.
When you think of climbing, you may think of making your way carefully up a climbing wall or outdoors on the open rock face. But speed climbing is different. It’s more like a 100m sprint, but up a vertical wall.