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miagi


Mar 14, 2002, 4:38 AM
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Real quick question that i was wondering about. Alot of people say dont climb more than 3-4 times a week. Then why do highschool and colleges make kids practice a whole variety of sports for 2 hours each day 6 days a week. And sometimes even 2 hour double sessions during some days. Is it because of unwanted stress on the fingers. Not a complicated question but i was just wondering.


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Climbing hard, is very intense, and your muscles need recovery time.

Think, I hate saying it but, weight lifting. You need to allow your muscles time to recover, or you'll just get weaker, not stronger.



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I second exactly what rrradam said. I know it makes you weaker if you lift everday i have a friend who is a hardcore weightlifter and he only lifts like 3-4 times a week. If I went climbing every day my muscles would be so sore i wouldnt grip the rock anymore.


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Climbing tends to repetitively stress certain muscles to their limit (the flexors of the arms, fingers, and back). These muscles need time to recover. Other sports are either less repetitive (eg, American football) or don't push the muscles to their limits (eg, swimming), so they can be practiced more often.

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I totally back rradam on this one.

Rest and recovery is as IMPORTANT as training. I generally go by how my body feels which is also dependent on how hard I am climbing and training.

Learn to 'listen' to your body and give it time to rest and recover when it needs it. It took me a while to learn that one.

STIG

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One thing to point out as well...if you notice most varisty or college level sports train 6 days a week, but at the same time they keep their training diverse. One day they will be training for endurance the next streangth, etc etc.


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ditto that, bigwalltheorist.
I climb about every night (in a f***ing gym, bad subject, don't ask, God I hate northern Utah winters), and I don't overstress muscles.
I just work hard every other day. One day go for strength on hard stuff, and the next just do laps on really easy stuff.


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I am a gymnastics coach and the girls that i train are in the gym 5 days a week for 5.5 hours a day. And they are the most fit athletes i have ever seen. But i think its a bad idea for climbers because you are using a small joint to pull and push on. And over time and over use you are going to just kill your hands...so listen to your body...when its a good hurt train away...when its a bad hurt...take a rest.

Jon


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WoW 5 days a week and 5 1/2 hours each day! Jeesh


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I agree completely with Jt512. Climbing is quite a heinous sport. It puts certain tensions, and strains on muscles that other sports cannot equal.


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I agree with big_wall_theorist. When I was training for Cross Country we would run 6 days a week, but we would take 2 days rest after any hard work out.

A usual training schedule
mon: Track workout (very hard day)
tues: Short slow run (very light)
wed: Long Slow Distance day (light)
thurs: Hill workout (very hard)
fri: Cross Training (ultimate frisbee or something of the sort)
sat: Long Slow Distance
sun: rest

Cross Country does worse things to your body then climbing does. If you don't allow your body to rest YOU WILL GET INJURED.


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