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levi09


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Im pretty new to bouldering and sport climbing I am set up pretty good for the start of trad. climbing and top rope. I really like it so far, but i get gassed pretty quick I understand it will take time but I was wondering if anyone could tell me some quick easy ways to keep my forearms and hands going.


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Focus on your technique-- muscles will come on their own as you climb more, and learning how to move properly will help you use them FAR more efficiently.


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levi09 wrote:
I was wondering if anyone could tell me some quick easy ways to keep my forearms and hands going.


A good way to build strength is to climb high volume on easier stuff. Spend more time climbing (and downclimbing) V0 boulder problems and do lots of laps on easy top rop routes.
And be sure you're getting the adequate nutrition needed to rebuild those muscles.


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Heel hook. Everything. And rest a lot...you'll be surprised how quickly you start building stamina. And don't take it too seriously.


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levi09 wrote:
Im pretty new to bouldering and sport climbing I am set up pretty good for the start of trad. climbing and top rope. I really like it so far, but i get gassed pretty quick I understand it will take time but I was wondering if anyone could tell me some quick easy ways to keep my forearms and hands going.



Don't fall into the trap that you'll see a lot of other boulderers doing, resting a lot in between short burns on a project. That's a good way to send higher grades, but it's not a good way to build strength and endurance for the most part. Climb a lot, worry about grades later.


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work on your footwork and endurance.


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