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Climbing: Training for Peak Performance

Climbing: Training for Peak Performance

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Object Title: Climbing: Training for Peak Performance

Manufacturer: Clyde Soles (The Mountaineers Books)

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Page By: Alpinist

Created/Edited: Mar 20, 2007 / Apr 1, 2007

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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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AlpinistExcellent training tips

Voted 5/5

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.
Posted Mar 20, 2007 1:37 am

MelbaToastWeight Training

Hasn't voted

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
Posted Apr 12, 2007 11:49 pm

lisaeHelpful book...

Voted 5/5

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.
Posted Jun 4, 2007 11:59 pm

Brian CUseful

Voted 4/5

This book has lots of good info and is a nice addition to a climber's library.
Posted Aug 5, 2013 11:59 pm

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