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MXRider217


Sep 16, 2011, 10:00 AM
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After my expedition to the indoor gym last night, after not climbing in some time, my arms are pretty much useless.. my forearm muscles are so sore I cant really do anything.. is there any advice on how to soften them up before climbing again tomorrow? I am supposed to be going bouldering and really need to be able to climb.. or should I just take it easy and let them heal?


Kartessa


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Climbing is not exclusive in it's ability to cause aches an pains, stiffness and soreness.

Some of us push past the sore (with mixed results) and others rest and recover.

Maybe go halfway and instead of trying to push grades right off the couch, just take it slow, focus on form rather than force.


MXRider217


Sep 16, 2011, 10:25 AM
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I read the stickied noob guide, but Im going with my College outing club.. so I dont wanna look like a tool when we get out there, but at the same time I dont wanna be bouldering and get to the top of an outcropping and not be able to hang on..


Kartessa


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Well you obviously know what youre going to do, regardless of any advice offered so just go and learn your lesson on your own.


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Sep 16, 2011, 11:52 AM
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why would you climb two days in a row? Give your arms a break and go for a bike ride.


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gblauer wrote:
why would you climb two days in a row? Give your arms a break and go for a bike ride.
I almost always climb two days in a row....but you have to take the time to work yourself up to the point of being able to do that.


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indoors? I understand outdoor climbing, but I find pulling plastic is really hard on my fingers two days in a row.

For me it's better to have an intense indoor gym workout and cross train the next day. That said last week I climbed outdoors on Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Indoors on Monday and Tuesday and went to the personal trainer on Tuesday.

I am still paying for it on Friday!


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"last night" + "tomorrow" != "2 days in a row".


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gblauer wrote:
indoors? I understand outdoor climbing, but I find pulling plastic is really hard on my fingers two days in a row.

For me it's better to have an intense indoor gym workout and cross train the next day. That said last week I climbed outdoors on Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Indoors on Monday and Tuesday and went to the personal trainer on Tuesday.

I am still paying for it on Friday!

I'll climb on the home wall two days in a row, but those sessions tend to be shorter than a gym session.

You're right that gyms are WAY more tweaky, but I tend to avoid the tweakiest of the climbs in the gym and spend my time on the steep juggier climbs. Not worth pushing my fingers in the gym IMO.


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day 1 ... hard trad

day 2 ... slab

day 3 ... hard sport

day 4 ... long easy trad

day 5 ... rest

etc ... repeat

the trick with climbing days in a row is to do different types of climbing each day ...

boulder one day? ... well work those lower angle footwork climbs the next


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bearbreeder wrote:
day 1 ... hard trad

day 2 ... slab

day 3 ... hard sport

day 4 ... long easy trad

day 5 ... rest

etc ... repeat

the trick with climbing days in a row is to do different types of climbing each day ...

boulder one day? ... well work those lower angle footwork climbs the next


tricks are 4 kids, silly rabbits !!!


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Sep 16, 2011, 9:34 PM
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Eat better immediately after climbing. Get some good protein and sugary foods to help your muscles refuel and repair sooner.


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