Climbing: Training for Peak Performance


Climbing: Training for Peak Performance
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Climbing: Training for Peak Performance
Manufacturer Clyde Soles (The Mountaineers Books)
Page By Alpinist
Page Type Mar 20, 2007 / Apr 1, 2007
Object ID 2886
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Product Description

This book is for climbers of all ages, abilities, and interests who wish to improve their performance. It is for weekend warriors who enjoy 5.6s yet desire to lead 5.10s, and for mountaineers interested in moving faster at altitude. It is for ice climbers who want to move more efficiently over frozen terrain and big wall climbers who want to increase their stamina.

The standard concept of training for climbing has long been, "just climb!" While that may suffice for a few gifted individuals, this philosophy has also resulted in countless climbers reaching performance plateaus and suffering recurring injuries. Even after the benefits of training began to be recognized, many of the regimens developed by climbers were physiologically unsound; some were downright dangerous.

Climbing: Training for Peak Performance carefully details the foundation and fundamentals of nutrition for mind and body, flexibility training, aerobic, and strength conditioning, and how to put it all together to help you perform better.

Product Details

Price: $18.95 (US)
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Mountaineers Books; 1ST edition (November 2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 089886898X
ISBN-13: 978-0898868982
Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 6.9 x 0.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds



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Alpinist - Mar 20, 2007 1:37 am - Voted 5/5

Excellent training tips
Whether you are just a beginner or experienced climber, this book has some great tips for improving your endurance with good nutrition, aerobic exercise and strength conditioning. If you don't already have a shelf full of books on endurance training and nutrition, then this is a great choice.

MelbaToast - Apr 12, 2007 11:49 pm - Hasn't voted

Weight Training
The weight training section was very helpful....I didn't stick with it, but it was helpful. It will definitely make you stronger and the exercises are specific to climbing

lisae - Jun 4, 2007 11:59 pm - Voted 5/5

Helpful book...
While I tend to believe that for most people who climb at a moderate level climbing is the best training, I think this book is a good tool. The weight training section is excellent as are the sections on aerobic conditioning.

Brian C - Aug 5, 2013 11:59 pm - Voted 4/5

This book has lots of good info and is a nice addition to a climber's library.

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