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Nov 4, 2014, 11:22 AM

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Re: [Alexjt011] Getting past the V5/6?
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What is your height and weight? If your BMI is high, I suggest losing some weight. I might get flamed by saying this, but your weight has a lot to do with your climbing ability.

1. Climb hard stuff all the time, even if you can't finish it. Try at least 3-6 times before quitting.
2. Climb more often; 3 times a week minimum to progress.

3. Try lifting weights, do bicep curls, bent over barbell rows.
The key to gaining strength in weight lifting is repetition. Do at least 3 reps of an exercise for at least 4 weeks. Depending on your body, you should be at least 10-20% stronger by the end of the month. Increase the weights on every set and session.

This also applies to climbing, if you don't climb harder ever session, how is your body going to build muscle necessary to finish it.

4. Campus after every session at least 3 times and down campus as well.

5. Work on your technique. Are you using every possible movement possible? Can you hold onto that tiny crimp and make the next move, if not climb routes that are crimpy until you can.

6. Are you eating properly prior to going to the gym?

Remember when you were working on V3's and trying to get past that threshold? What did you do then? It's all a matter of technique and power endurance. Project a few V6's until you can get the move.

Everyone wants a magic formula to get doesn't exist. Climb as hard as you can.

Talk to the strongest climbers around you to get beta and feedback on your climbing, ask them to watch you climb and critique it. How is your footwork, are you hesitating too long before making the next move, etc...? Critical feedback works wonders and any climber out there would be more than willing to help.

Get a good partner and project harder routes. Diet and train, commit to being a rock climber and not just a poser gym rat.

I remember meeting Sasha DiGiulian before she became a super star, that girl was like a tooth pick. She must have weighed 90 pounds of pure muscle, she also climbed every day and trained her ass off. She committed herself and she became what she is today.

Want it bad enough and you'll figure out how to get what you desire.

(This post was edited by cit327 on Nov 4, 2014, 11:32 AM)

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