Jan 25, 2013, 2:26 PM
Registered: Dec 7, 2012
I have not seen you climb, so it is hard to judge your strengths and weaknesses. My guess (based on experience) is your main weakness at this point is basic skill and technique (foot placement, weighting the feet properly, hip movement, etc, using straight arms). My advise is to work on this for a few months before adding in something like lock-off training.
If you are male and have a healthy weight, you can probably climb sport 5.12 and V5 by learning technique and movement. If you are female, you may need to develop some upper body strength to achieve 5.12, but I would not know for sure without watching.
I never do lock off training. I find other training is much more important.
Lock-off training is a good way to ruin your elbows, IMO.
(This post was edited by Shanna on Jan 25, 2013, 2:28 PM)