Unlike Spiderman, us mere humans do not have the ability to stick to a wall. Yet some climbers appear to do just that. This staying power is a result of muscular strength, flexibility, balance, neuromuscular control – and yes, mental focus and toughness. A rock climber uses all muscles of the body, not just the arms and hands. A strong climber relies on strength from the muscles of the upper, lower and core body to ascend a wall. Lack of strength and endurance in any one of the primary muscles or muscle groups used for climbing will cause other areas to compensate, increasing fatigue and climbing plateaus.
Specific training can strengthen weak links, decrease fatigue, and help your clients reach new heights. Check out this 10-week climbing program that is designed to get your clients finely tuned for their next climbing adventure.