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nickpank


May 17, 2012, 11:03 AM
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Hi everybody, first time poster here. Like the subject says, I won't be able to climb for about three weeks. Reason being that I am going to a pretty remote northern location that is also very flat. I've inquired about a gym in town, and have been informed that there isn't one, but that one of the local school gyms is occasionally open at night to the public. Does anybody know any no/minimal equipment somewhat climbing specific hotel room workouts? I don't get to climb too often, so I want to make this trip an opportunity to do some more intense than usual workouts. I plan on bringing a skipping rope, a hand strengthener and some running shoes.


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I do a ton of cardio, lift weights, pushups and lots of door jamb pullups.

If you can't get to any weights, consider getting those stretch bands.


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I hate not being able to climb. Its like my body calls out out for it. I often find myself doing chin ups in doorways or if its really bad press ups.

Its mad how my body makes me know that it misses the climbing.


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It's hard to do anything truly climbing specific without a wall.

Maybe lose a couple pounds (if you're not an emaciated climber-type already), improve your flexibility, find a small edge to hang off of (maybe do some pullups too).

3 weeks isn't too much time off...a lot of the climbers I know could use that kind of break to heal up nagging over-use injuries. I was at the gym last night and I swear half of the climbers there were walking wounded.


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mr.tastycakes wrote:
It's hard to do anything truly climbing specific without a wall.

Maybe lose a couple pounds (if you're not an emaciated climber-type already), improve your flexibility, find a small edge to hang off of (maybe do some pullups too).

3 weeks isn't too much time off...a lot of the climbers I know could use that kind of break to heal up nagging over-use injuries. I was at the gym last night and I swear half of the climbers there were walking wounded.

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Consider it is 3-week recovery break. It is not a long time, and it is best to keep things simple when traveling. Take running shoes and swimsuit with you, and go running in the evening, or swimming laps if there is a pool somewhere nearby. Both don't take too much space in your luggage, and, while not climbing specific, cardio is good for you.


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Thanks guys, I'll definitely be able to stretch more, and will look into picking up some of those stretch bands. Running, skipping and burpees are also on the agenda. Any more suggestions?


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I was just on the road for two months, and was only able to climb at gyms a couple times. I went to the NRG this last weekend after only being back climbing a week, and was pleasantly surprised to find that I was pretty much climbing as well as ever.

My experience with time off is that it's never as detrimental as you might think, and in the larger scheme of things, it's essential to proper healing. It also helps with my motivation at the gym, which can tend to grind my spirit down after a while.

I made sure to keep up with my pull-ups, push-ups, and a pretty intense core workout. I'd say give your fingers a break- anything you lose there you'll make up after a few sessions back home.


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Can fill you full of ideal solotions bla bla.. but really, if it was me i would most likely end up doing door frame lock offs. Half crimp and 3 finger open.


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