Training Tuesday: Basic Rockclimbing with John Long (1987)

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This Training Tuesday video is 80s awesome! I don’t know how much climbing training¬†information you’re going to get out of it but you will definitely be entertained. Expect John Long, spandex pants, body belays, and synthesizer music. ūüôā

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Training Tuesday: Climbing Training 5 Most Common Errors with Kelios Bonetti

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In this Training Tuesday video Kelios Bonetti MD PhD explains five training errors that cause injury and how to avoid them.¬†It’s a little slow and English-only speakers will have to read the subtitles but there’s a really lot of good information here.

For example, when doing pull ups, don’t extend the elbows completely. Hanging with a straight arm can result in elbow tendonitis and other injuries. Instead, make sure the arm has at least a 10 to 15 degree bend at the bottom of the pull up.

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Training Tuesday: Advanced Training for Climbing with Galina Parfenov

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In this Training Tuesday video Galina Parfenov takes her training up a notch with lots of campusing. She says 80% of her training is on the campus board! There’s also a good section on suspension strap core training.

If you’re just getting started with climbing you should stay away from campusing until your fingers get stronger but if you’ve been climbing for a few years you might want to give it a shot.

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Training Tuesday: Rock Climbing Training with Robbie Phillips 3

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In this Training Tuesday video Edelrid climber Robbie Phillips explains how to improve your strength.

One thing I got out of this video was the difference between strength and power. Aren’t those the same thing? No, power is about dynamic movements and power is about more static movements. Without strength, there is no power because without strength you can’t hold onto the holds let alone make the moves.

 

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Training Tuesday: Rock Climbing Training with Robbie Phillips 2

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In this Training Tuesday video Edelrid climber Robbie Phillips shows us how to work on our base endurance. A good tip from this video you can implement right away: to work base endurance, simply boulder for 10 to 30 minutes, being careful not to get a pump.

I also laughed when he’s describing intensity levels that are getting increasingly harder and he says “Level 5, this is where you fall off.”

 

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