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toretto


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I am interested in knowing what specific muscles are used the most during a climb. I am very new to the sport and have not actually thought about the specific muscle groups used. Could somebody give me some training tips for use at a public gym like Gold's or something?


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Go to a rockclimbing gym brutha.


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Rockclimbing generally focuses on the upper body including the hands and fingers, forearms, triceps and biceps, lats, delts, and pecs.

Solid calves are important as well for standing on dime edges, and the quads are used for those big high-steps.

Climbing is one of the few sports that uses nearly every muscle in a unique way and, as Adam mentioned, actual climbing is the best way to train for it. You can do this in an indoor climbing gym or going outdoors if possible.

If you must train in a normal gym w/ weights, work on pull-ups and chin-ups (to hit both biceps and forearms as well as your lats) and don't forget to hit the squats and calf raises.

Hope this helps.

Mick


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 Dont forget to work your abs, They are one of the most imporant (and over looked) muscle groups in climbing. Spend alot of time in a "Roman Chair" or hang from a pullup bar and raise your legs until your abs cant take it.


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You need power to do certain moves but technique also very important. Rockkclimbing is a sport you need to exercise your muscle from head to toe










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Check the forum threads on this site:
"Working the Opposing Muscle Groups"
"Weight Training"

both in the Technique and Training forum group.


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if you don't have access to a climbing gym, buy a hangboard.


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