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jdcox_9


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Does anyone out there use hit stips on a regulaer basis?

What angle wall do you use? What kind of programs do you preform?


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What? What's a hit stip? I'm interested....


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Eric Horst's training system holds. He writes about 'em in "How to Climb 5.12", and you can find them on his website, too (I think it's www.trainingforclimbing.com, but you may have to search). Each of a series of holds, matched for each hand, requires the climber to work on a variety of grips in a prescribed routine.


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So it's a power building system?


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I am interested too. What exactly is a hit stip?


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The H.I.T. Strip system is the only thing that I think Nicros has ever gotten RIGHT. I used to train on them like two to three times per week, and they helped big time. But unless you have a local gym that has them setup, I dont think they are worth it to buy. You can get stronger by climbing more and smarter.


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yes, but exactly what is a H.I.T. Strip?


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I think it stands for High Intensity Training (something like that). It's a series of long strips made like climbing holds, akin to campus rungs except they have molded into them different holds, intended to work different grips. I think the strips are complemented by a series of pinch holds that are placed on the wall in between the strips. The idea is to climb the strips on a wall overhanging no more than 55 degrees, using the feet, too (not campusing), using only one particular type of hold (or grip) on each hold, with each hand, per set. The climber can add weight with a weighted belt to add resistance. There is a recommended (prescribed) routine to follow, working the various grips in a specific order, resting a specific amount of time between burns, etc., etc. I think they cost about $225, from Nicros. Hope that explains more.

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Just did some searching too. Here's what I found...



H.I.T. stands for Hypergravity Isolation Training. You can find some info on them at:

http://www.nicros.com/nicros/training.htm

Hope this helps.
Mick


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Oh yeah...

Here's the explanation next to the pic on the site.

"HIT™ Strips: Hypergravity Isolation Training (HIT™) is a break-through method for building maximum finger strength, developed by NICROS' own training guru Eric Hörst. Hypergravity is simulated by adding weight to your body during HIT™ workouts, while the isolation of specific grip positions is dictated by Eric's special HIT™ Strips. Five HIT™ Strips (and accompanying HIT™ Pinches) are mounted on a 45º overhanging wall allowing you to isolate the most important grip strength positions - crimp, two finger pockets, open hand, pinch - for a neuromuscular burn the likes you've never experienced! A complete HIT™ workout guide is provided with each order (five HIT™ Strips and eight HIT™ Pinches). "

Mick


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This is simply a variation of the system training invented some years ago which i personally think is better and cheaper too!


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Click here to see a
picture of the HIT system we installed at our school. The wall is not quite 45 degrees and the climber starts sitting on the floor. Good work on arm and finger strength.

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