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whiskeybullets


Sep 28, 2010, 1:24 PM
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I've been using 4x4s in the gym to train. My question is how everyone integrates them into their time in the gym, and how this is reflective of their training goals.

For example, do you traverse for 15 min, then do 4x4s, then cool down? Do you do multiple sets of x4 separated by longer periods of rest (10 min?)? What type of fitness are you training for? Endurance, PE?

If anyone knows the appropriate sport science, what is the optimal method? 1 4x4 at your ultimate limit? 1 somewhat hard 4x4 followed by an easier 4x4? 4 really easy 4x4 sessions? Something totally different?


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If anyone knows the appropriate sport science, what is the optimal method? 1 4x4 at your ultimate limit? 1 somewhat hard 4x4 followed by an easier 4x4? 4 really easy 4x4 sessions? Something totally different?

Read The Self-Coached Climber


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jt512 wrote:
whiskeybullets wrote:

Read The Self-Coached Climber

Hello, Just breifly before I too read the Self Coached climber, What are 4x4s? . My current understanding is that they are vehicals with 4 wheels that can be driving wheels. ? I'm sooo confused :(


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leyton wrote:
jt512 wrote:
whiskeybullets wrote:

Read The Self-Coached Climber

Hello, Just breifly before I too read the Self Coached climber, What are 4x4s? . My current understanding is that they are vehicals with 4 wheels that can be driving wheels. ? I'm sooo confused :(

Four sets of four boulder problem, with no rest between problems within a set, and only short rests between sets. If you nail the optimal intensity, it is a killer workout.

Jay


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Four sets of four boulder problem, with no rest between problems within a set, and only short rests between sets. If you nail the optimal intensity, it is a killer workout.

Jay

Hey thanks Jay, you explained it clear as mud ! :) I am going to try that next time. (Once my brused ribs have healed a little), Glad they are not broken like last year!!! Lession #1, Do not utilize your chest to get up and over an overhang with a 90 degree transition, Your floating ribs get annoyed :P

Cheers Jay
Safe climbing!


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