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I just tried rock climbing (indoor) for the first time Sunday, then went again Tuesday. Before trying climbing I was totally sedentary. I love doing it and plan to continue, but ever since Monday morning (after my first time) I am just completely exhausted all day. Yes, my muscles are sore too, but I am talking about the general tiredness.

My question is: Is this normal? Also, any advice on what I could do to lessen this? Many thanks!


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I just tried rock climbing (indoor) for the first time Sunday, then went again Tuesday. Before trying climbing I was totally sedentary. I love doing it and plan to continue, but ever since Monday morning (after my first time) I am just completely exhausted all day. Yes, my muscles are sore too, but I am talking about the general tiredness.

My question is: Is this normal? Also, any advice on what I could do to lessen this? Many thanks!
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I just tried rock climbing (indoor) for the first time Sunday, then went again Tuesday. Before trying climbing I was totally sedentary. I love doing it and plan to continue, but ever since Monday morning (after my first time) I am just completely exhausted all day. Yes, my muscles are sore too, but I am talking about the general tiredness.

My question is: Is this normal? Also, any advice on what I could do to lessen this? Many thanks!

That sounds fairly normal. You were also probably pretty excited and tried hard I hope, which would wear you out more.

Best thing you could do is to keep climbing. You could do other activity too, but it won't prepare you for climbing as well as climbing prepares you for climbing.


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Thanks marc801. I also think I need to improve my eating habits.

I am so excited I have found an activity that I love doing. Whenever I tried to start an exercise regimen before I just got so bored - now I am excited to get better at climbing, and get more fit in general! Smile


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Right now my husband and I plan on going 3x per week. I think I will add in yoga at least to help with my sore muscles/general flexibility. Thanks for the support!

BTW right now I have pretty much only been bouldering, since we haven't learned how to belay yet. Luckily my gym has autobelays too, but of course I plan on taking a belay course ASAP. I heard bouldering is harder than climbing, so that might also be a factor?


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Right now my husband and I plan on going 3x per week. I think I will add in yoga at least to help with my sore muscles/general flexibility. Thanks for the support!

BTW right now I have pretty much only been bouldering, since we haven't learned how to belay yet. Luckily my gym has autobelays too, but of course I plan on taking a belay course ASAP. I heard bouldering is harder than climbing, so that might also be a factor?

Bouldering is generally more powerful than route climbing, while route climbing can be a lot more endurance based.

Yoga is a good idea for stretching out. As you get more into climbing it can also be a good way to balance out some your muscles (note - this really depends on the style of yoga you're practicing).


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I used to do yoga regularly, and my favorite type is hot yoga. I like this style because it really loosens me up and allows me to get deeper stretches.

I tried one of the autobelays on Sunday, and I could only make it about half way up the 55' wall (I think it was a 5.4 or 5.5). Granted, I had been bouldering for like an hour or so prior, but that was surprising to me. After watching kids do it so easily I thought I could too haha.


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Yes, that's normal. I can remember mornings when it was all I could do to crawl out of bed and literally crawl into the bathroom and a hot tub.

A tired climber is a happy climber.


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