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USnavy


Mar 5, 2014, 10:30 PM

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Re: [jt512] Does climbing help weight loss?
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I would not consider climbing as an effective weight solution, or at least not when compared to known-effective solutions. It can help keep your weight under control, but I would not use climbing solely as a way to "get in shape." If you want to burn fat and increase your overall physical condition, you need do throw in some difficult cardio and weight lifting (e.g. running and CrossFit).

That said, if we are talking about climbing 15-pitch 5.11s with lengthy approaches everyday, then sure you will burn fat effectively, but those types of climbs include way more than just climbing, so we are not comparing apples to apples.

I think part of the reason why you dont see fat people cranking in the gym is because from a physics standpoint, being very heavy and climbing dont mix, and people dont typically stick around doing something they suck at. Also, fat people arnt exactly known for doing physically demanding activities, hints the fatness.


(This post was edited by USnavy on Mar 5, 2014, 10:35 PM)



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