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May 11, 2012, 11:22 AM

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Do you consider yourself elite?
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Just wondering - How many of you consider yourselves elite level climbers (better than the average climber).

I know i'll get some stick from people for the following questions but i understand that climbing is largely a skill based physical activity but i tend to see tremendously early specialisation in strength training in climbers that you don't really see in many other sports, in which athletes tend to develop a good all round base of strength first before specialising to the sport.

Couple questions for you elite level guys:

What's your training like and how do you believe it differs from lower level climbers and when do you recommend climbers start to specialise their training?

What do you think separates climbing from other physical endeavours in terms of preparation and training?

What mainstream (olympic) sport do you think closely matches the challenges, learning and performance of climbing and why? (I'm guessing gymnastics?)

Climbing like any physical activity requires a level of conditioning to reach elite level (which is specific) but what would you recommend to someone who is just starting out with little to no base of strength (e.g. finds pull ups impossible, can't do a push up)?

Why do you think there is a large distaste about traditional strength training among the climbing community?

(This post was edited by bsyed on May 11, 2012, 11:22 AM)

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Post edited by bsyed () on May 11, 2012, 11:22 AM

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