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wildweasel239


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hey guys, ok so I'm a nooB. i just started gym climbing a while ago, but now situations say I cant anymore. no health problems or nothin, its just innaccessable for me right now, but I'm gonna get back into it soon.
I just wanted to know from some experienced climbers if there are any other sports that I could do that would actually exercise somewhat the same muscles that are used in rock climbing. i'm not looking for an exercise regimen, just a sport that I might be able to get into for a little while and then be able to switch back over to climbing easily. suggestions?


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I like to dance

http://www.youtube.com/...Ai1cC9XuiV8&NR=1


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tree climbing.


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many say slacklining does


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I run alot, I think it helps more than doing nothing. It keeps my ass from getting fat and that makes it easier to pull down on stuff.
Not getting winded climbing anything is good too.

dev


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angry wrote:
I like to dance

http://www.youtube.com/...Ai1cC9XuiV8&NR=1

Ahaha.. good workout!

I met this guy who ran 15k every day and swam a LOT, and he got to pull down 7a after about 6 months climbing..


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i bike a lot, probably helps with strong legs and cardo, yoga seems to help with static movements.....who knows though.


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I hear belaying does wonders,.....I know of some people who would love a belay..bit...errr. person to help out.
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I have found that the same type of training that I use for snowboarding, has crossed over into climbing. I use an Indo Board, which is a balance trainer. The muscels that are located above and outsite of your ankles (sorry, I am not a master of anatomy) are strengthened. When I am getting into a tiny footwork, having stronger "balance muscels" allows me to step up, and high step static and in control. Considering you should be climbing with your feet, this is a fantastic benefit.

The other benefit of snowboarding is the extra power in your legs and core in general. My quads are very strong from heel side turns, and my calves are solid from toe side turns. My core is solid just from holding unnatural alignments with your body for long periods of time. Although inorder for this cross training to work for you, it takes a lot of time on your board to build those muscels. In the winter, I am on my board 4 days a week, or more.

As long as you stay active, and do not get fat and weak sitting on the couch, Then any activity can't hurt.


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1. Monkey spanking
2. Chicken choking


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For the most part, any sport is better than nothing. Sports/activities that will specifically help with climbing? Yoga and pilates are best for flexibility, balance, and strengthening the whole body. Running will keep you light and in shape.

Avoid cycling, weightlifting, or anything else that strengthens legs but not arms or makes you heavier overall.


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While not actually considered climbing, bouldering is fairly similar.


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kimsismour wrote:
I have found that the same type of training that I use for snowboarding,

Training for snowboarding????

Isn't that an oxymoron?







As a side note, you can be paid to climb trees if you are an arborist. Just remember, all the knots arborists use are kooky knots that should knot be used for rockclimbing.


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Nope. Not an oxymoron. I guess I ride at a level above where most folks do. My snowboarding consists of back bowls, trees, bumps and steeps. Lots of hiking involved. When I am not doing that, I am Instructing Upper level, and instructing the instuctors. There is a lot more to the sport then just sliding down the hill flailing over kickers.


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When she's not doing that she is running the internet version of a AWESOME gear store.......


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It was just released, so any constructive feedback would be appreciated. New companies, and New gear all in one place!!


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Kim you seem really nice, I hope you do well with your new buisness!!!Wink


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Thanks Cool


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ok well thanks for the suggestions guys, but I dont think running and biking exercise the right muscles... maybe I'm wrong... plus there arent any good climbing trees around here. urban RI you know. I heard swimming is a good complement for climbing, maybe it helps with flexibility more than the muscles, what do you guys think? and keep putting in other sport sugestions!!

hey good luck and success Kim


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gymnastics


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kimsismour wrote:
...... I guess I ride at a level above where most folks do. My snowboarding consists of back bowls, trees, bumps and steeps. Lots of hiking involved. When I am not doing that, I am Instructing Upper level, and instructing the instuctors. There is a lot more to the sport then just sliding down the hill flailing over kickers.

i'm sure you mean that in the most humble way possible?

wow, all that in Pennsylvania.

edit: as to the OP, a sport-climbing guru once told me: "no other sports, they'll just make you weak and get you injured."


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Yes I did mean that in the humblest way possible. No, not the entire season in PA. I get out to your part of the country a couple times a year. Last season, 3 weeks. I get my vertical inWink


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kimsismour wrote:
I have found that the same type of training that I use for snowboarding, has crossed over into climbing. .... My core is solid just from holding unnatural alignments with your body for long periods of time.

You are riding all wrong. There should be a book out there called "The Self Coached Skiboarder". THAT is the answer to riding properly. Of course I've never seen said book, but nevertheless it is the best resource available.

kimsismour wrote:
...In the winter, I am on my board 4 days a week, or more.
... I guess I ride at a level above where most folks do. My snowboarding consists of back bowls, trees, bumps and steeps. Lots of hiking involved. When I am not doing that, I am Instructing Upper level, and instructing the instuctors.

Hard-fucking-core. I wish I was that core.

Unfortunately, the snowboard continues to be a device that is STRAPPED TO MY FUCKING FEET and therefore is really not that hard core after all.


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kimsismour wrote:
I have found that the same type of training that I use for snowboarding, has crossed over into climbing. I use an Indo Board, which is a balance trainer. The muscels that are located above and outsite of your ankles (sorry, I am not a master of anatomy) are strengthened. When I am getting into a tiny footwork, having stronger "balance muscels" allows me to step up, and high step static and in control. Considering you should be climbing with your feet, this is a fantastic benefit.

The other benefit of snowboarding is the extra power in your legs and core in general. My quads are very strong from heel side turns, and my calves are solid from toe side turns. My core is solid just from holding unnatural alignments with your body for long periods of time. Although inorder for this cross training to work for you, it takes a lot of time on your board to build those muscels. In the winter, I am on my board 4 days a week, or more.

So if snowboarding is such great training for climbing, then how come you only climb 5.9.

Jay

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