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Feb 21, 2002, 11:01 AM
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bad climbing days from climbing too much?
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i've been climbing straight for about 12 days, and am a month new into it... i actually improved really well about four days ago, hitting routes i never thought i could, but since then, it seems, i just can't get anything anymore. help! i love the wall and want only to get better and better-- i am quite proud of the scratches and bruises on my hands and arms and smile every time i see them because it means i work hard, but lately... those good climbs haven't been coming. i don't know what's wrong-- i'm starting to get stuck on routes that 've already made mine before... is it that i just need to get over this mentally? or am i climbing too much, not enough?

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cedk


Feb 21, 2002, 11:24 AM
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Everyone who responds to this is going to tell you the same thing I think. TAKE A REST DAY! If you've been climbing every day for the last 2 weeks you should probably take several rest days. It's good that you're motivated but overtraining does more harm than good.


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Feb 21, 2002, 8:32 PM
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Play hard, rest hard.

Some guys like Malcom Smith do the no rest day program, but if doesn't work for you - and it really sound like it isn't - fresh tactics.



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Feb 21, 2002, 8:52 PM
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Feb 21, 2002, 9:59 PM
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12 days straight?? What do your hands look like???


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Feb 22, 2002, 1:26 PM
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Ha. I'm also new to climbing and saw the title and thought, "Hey that's what happened to me." Last Monday I climbed for about 2.5 hours and practiced dynoing and then for class on Wednesday I couldn't climb anything. I made 1 of 3 routes but 12 days straight. Oh well.


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Feb 24, 2002, 11:55 AM
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The most number of days a week you should climb is 4. More than that and you're on the short list for tendon injuries. Your body needs time off to recover and strengthen.

-Jay


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Feb 25, 2002, 12:53 PM
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you not only are wearing your body down, but may be suffering from burnout.


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