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lostincrimea


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Any ideas out there for training that only involves using gravity for resistance, and that also unfortunately does not involve a convenient climbing gym (nor, more unfortunatly, everyday access to real rock)? I've got some basic ideas and things that I have been doing, but am wondering if there might be someone out there with greater insight. Working the opposition muscles would also be important. Additionally, endurance would be key.

A second question: Would basic aerobic exercise, like running, increase one's endurance while climbing routes?

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http://www.dragondoor.com/cgi-bin/articles.pl?rm=mode3&articleid=229


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push ups, pull ups, crunches, strange variations of these, TRAIL running, biking, and FREE weights - find a few rocks you can hold (5-30 lbs or whatever feels right) and do curls and deltoid excercises with them. good for the hands too. or any other random household object that has some weight to it - jug of milk, chair, a big book, a refrigerator... get creative!!


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Get a pair of rings and learn to do muscle-ups, supports, etc.

Worked for John Gill... plus it's pretty fun to work on your proprioception.

Running and generally improving your body composition is great, too. It will be reflected in climbing improvements and (more immediately) in what you can do on the rings.

Relatively inexpensive rings can be had from ringtraining.com or (less expensive, but not truly rings) the Sendstones from Three Ball climbing.

Have fun. Rings are cool, and may help you a lot with bouldery moves.


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You can find lots of info here: http://rossboxing.com/ There a few videos and some great workouts in the newsletter archive.

I have an older book of his. His new book, coming out next month is called, "Never Gymless" and it sound like what you're looking for.

You need very little to get a good workout. Your body is a perfectly acceptable workout machine. I like using a sledge hammer and an old (free) truck tire. Pretty simple: beat the hell out of the tire. Switch hands. repeat.

Jumping rope is good.

Burpees, squats, and lunges. Pull ups. Lift and snatch a pillow case full of sand. Train the hands in a plastic bin of rice. There ya' go.


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Another good site related to bodyweight exercises is http://www.crossfit.com. Wish I could still do all that stuff - it was as much fun as climbing! 8^)

Whoops, forgot to mention a section on my own website: Suspended Bodyweight feats



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Thanks everyone for your replies. You led me to some good information and it has been very helpful.

Take care and good luck with your climbing.

-(Not so) lost in crimea (anymore)


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Train the hands in a plastic bin of rice. There ya' go.

could you fill in the blanks a bit here? what exactly do you do?


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Fill some type of bin with rice or beans or even sand. Stick your hand in the bin and then open and close your hand. Good work out and gets both side of your fingers/hands/forearms. Different fillers will vary the difficulty. The smaller the filler, the harder the exercise. Ex....Sand is much harder than say...beans or rice.

You can also paddle a stiff hand at the wrist for a forearm work out.


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Tony Yinaro at his peak was doing over 1000 pull ups a day. Try that for starters. :shock:


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Tony Yinaro at his peak was doing over 1000 pull ups a day.

And he still climbed well, in spite of this :wink:


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