Category Archive: Cross Training

Too much climbing can lead to over training and injuries if you're not careful. Cross training exercises can provide the rest your fingers need while improving other aspects of your climbing.

Jul 28

Build climbing strength with yoga

Yoga is great cross training for rock climbing

Yoga is an ancient technique for developing physical and mental focus. There are many types of yoga, but most of them involve holding various poses while maintaining correct breathing. While many people practice it as a form of relaxation and spiritual development, it also has benefits to various other aspects of life, especially rock climbing! …

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Jul 12

Footwork Training With Slacklines

Slacklining is a great way to build balance and footwork for rock climbing training

Precise and powerful footwork often makes the difference between sticking a move and falling off the wall. All too often I have the finish of a boulder problem within reach, only to have my foot slip out from under me. As routes get more difficult, it is increasingly necessary to have great footwork. This means …

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