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Nov 29, 2012, 4:56 AM

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Forearms fail too early
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Whenever I go indoor climbing, my inner forearms are the first muscle group to fail on me. And it happens pretty early on.
Needless to say, when your forearms fail, your climb fails.

I'm still a beginner (I've only been climbing for about 2-3 months) but I never thought my forearms would be my weak spot. Back when i did martial arts, my forearms could take a crazy amount of hits and I could punch pretty hard. I don't really understand but whatever...
Anyway is there a way for me to do something about this? Are there any simple workout excercices I could do? Like, I dunno, just holding a very heavy weight to train endurance or something?
I currently climb 5a routes, but I'm not sure that 100% accurate. There are two indoor facilities I go climbing: one is known to be pretty difficult and that's the one where I can do a 5a.
On the other facility is noticably easier and I can do a 5b with relative ease on that one.

Climbing is very fun and I love everything about it, but I find it to have strange effects on one's body. Of all people I see climbing regularly, not one of them looks skinny. Even kids. They actually look somewhat muscular without looking like hulks, but still defenitely more than the average person of that age.
I thought climbing would really not increase muscle mass to be honest. Not that it bothers me, but it's funny to see, even if it's somewhat intimidating to see a 12 year old do a 6+ route with ease while I struggle to finish that 5a :-)

(This post was edited by Snowbat on Nov 29, 2012, 5:09 AM)

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