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reklaw


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when climing indoors for fun, how many times a week is too much?

Basically it is a personal thing I am sure, but I want to know what you personally think.

Would 3 times a week be aproaching too much and possibly lead to injury ?

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I climb in the gym 3-4 times a week and I'm injury free.


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Right now I'm trying to maintain 4 days a week and haven't had any injuries, HOWEVER, everyones body is different, some are more prone to injury. Generally 3-4 days is fine but make sure you are giving yourself rest days in between.

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i think it all depends on how you climb.. if you spend most of your time at the gym socializing then 7 days a week won't hurt. but if you are bouldering for 5hours straight then you better rest inbetween days.
just my opinion


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i climb in the gym as little as possible. i head out to eldo about 2 times a week to climb


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3 times a week is good for a beginner. 4 times would be better.
I train 4 to 6 days a week. Climbing that much though, it helps alot to have a plan.


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i try to maintain once a week. i don't have the cash inflow as i once had, and n'est pas du automobile. so.... i would say 3-4 would be my ideal, once i get a job again. lol


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Depends on the intensity! Listen to your body especially after climbing powerful routes or problems. Most agree that you should rest the day after a good campus board session.

If you don't give adequate rest you will get weaker, not stronger:(. Unless you are climbing purely endurance nearly all the days 5 days a week is considered by most as too much (Goddard and Horst for example). Three days a week is plenty to give recovery (1on, 1off, 1on, 2off, 1on, 1off) and with four you have to be a little careful.. (2on 1off, 1on, 1off 1on 1off for example). Also do your most intense climbing at the beginning of your cycle - or when you are the freshest, and train power endurance or endurance later in your cycle. Also read training books like those by Goddard, Horst or Sagar.

cheers, Jesse


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