Fitness for Climbing

As we know, climbing can be done as a casual and exciting recreational sport.  After we get the itch to climb on a regular basis, we end up wanting to jump in full force and start to train.

Did you know your core and balance are key to making those incredible climbing and bouldering moves?  A great way to make the transition toward training more specifically for climbing is to join a climbing specific fitness class.

Our partner Adventure Rock just began offering classes that are designed to raise your fitness level­ to supplement to your climbing.  Hosted by trainer Garrett Stangel, the class combines sports conditioning, crossfit, and climbing. A typical hour-long workout includes dynamic warm­ -ups, strength training with weights, kettlebells, slosh pipes, and body weight, as well as drills and games for agility.

Garrett  is wonderful at individualizing the work­out to your body and has alternative movements if your are recovering from an injury. I just attended my third session and can already feel the benefits! As an added bonus, Garrett adds nutrition tips for a better recovery and strength building.

For more information on fitness for climbing visit Adventure Rock’s website.  Also, don’t forget to train for a purpose!  Use your fitness training outside on our new Bouldering Trips

Hope to see you on the rock or at the gym soon!

Lynn Mallach

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