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metoliusmunchkin


Feb 7, 2002, 4:07 PM
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´╗┐Cardiovascular activities (mostly long distance running) are not my forte. When I climb, I do not really feel that I get winded, although I agree that proper breathing patterns while climbing is
important. What I am really asking is: Is it absolutely necessary to train for cardiovascular activities to become a better climber?


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I think that there is a small amount of cardio needed in climbing, but not as much as strength. I would still train a bit for cardio, but id focus on technique and strength more. cheers
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it depends i've been on alot of endurance routes that definately have you gasping and of course the higher you get the more breathing, i.e. the diamond, estes park, bugaboos, some canadian rockies stuff


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I think it really helps out a lot. I feel like I have improved at a faster rate then my fellow climbers.

But you have to balance them both out. I feel like when I'm in season (Track and Cross Country) I can climb with out gettnig burned out as fast.

If you check out Runner and Climber Jer and several others talk about thier feelings on running.


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Quote:Is it absolutely necessary to train for cardiovascular activities to become a better climber?

I assume you are talking about non-alpine rock climbing, in which case, no, you do not need to train cardiovascular fitness (unless maybe you are speed climbing). Will it help? Yes. Will it help much? No. If your training time is limited and you don't need to lose weight, your training time would be better spent working on technique, strength, or local (as opposed to general) endurance. Any good rock climbing training book should explain this.

-Jay


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