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Clarke Brogger

Mountain climber
Laguna Beach, Ca
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 7, 2013 - 11:09pm PT
I'm at the climbing gym 2-4 times a week. On my non-climbing days I want to workout to cross train to improve my climbing. I really like mountain athlete bu cant really afford it. any other suggestions?

Thanks!
Reeotch

Trad climber
4 Corners Area
Mar 7, 2013 - 11:28pm PT
Oh! Cross training.

I thought it said choss training . . .

Never mind
T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Mar 7, 2013 - 11:40pm PT
trail running
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 7, 2013 - 11:45pm PT
This.




Trail running.

Edit- yes TRX, good one!
LilaBiene

Trad climber
Mar 7, 2013 - 11:52pm PT
TRX - endless iterations & all you need is a door, tree limb or roof rack.

And trail running, because it's FUN!
Michelle

Social climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Mar 7, 2013 - 11:59pm PT
Don't use the cheater stick on the gas pump...
tornado

climber
lawrence kansas
Mar 8, 2013 - 12:41am PT
Did you say Cross Tranny?

oops you meant cross training. sorry
locker

Social climber
FukUville
Mar 8, 2013 - 12:48am PT

Doesn't get any better...

...

RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 8, 2013 - 03:22am PT
Locker, you are doin it all wrong! Lol - ^^


Richard Simmons is for n00bs!!!!


Edit- party of the pounds!!! Hahaha
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Mar 8, 2013 - 08:21am PT
Running. Did someone already think of that? I'm trying to keep my pace at 7:00 min miles then build mileage.
Clarke Brogger

Mountain climber
Laguna Beach, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 26, 2013 - 05:29pm PT
You guys are mean. :)

How long and how frequently do u have to run to be in adequate shape for the sierra season?
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Mar 26, 2013 - 05:38pm PT
You guys are mean. :)

CRACK ME UP!

:-)
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Mar 26, 2013 - 05:41pm PT
I would run lots of volume, low impact. If you are unable to run faster than an 8-8:30 pace, do fartleks 3 times a week. Listen to your body and joints and make changes if things are hurting.

Depending on a zillion factors you can be good to go in 3 weeks or 4 months, but if you are a "5.10" climber I would say 4-6 weeks of off and on running, slowly increasing to 30-40 miles per week would make you an uber fit mountain athlete. Just remember lots of food and lots of rest, and lots of rock climbing so you don't metabolize all those hard-to-get muscles...
StevenJ

Trad climber
Mill Valley CA
Mar 26, 2013 - 06:04pm PT
Rob Miller (FA Pre-Muir and Quantum Mechanic) has a great post on cross training to improve climbing in the Starting Strength forums.

http://startingstrength.com/resources/forum/showthread.php?t=21571&p=215538#post215538

His is post #9.

In addition he's got a good post on intensity and training for repeating motor pathway sports (i.e. cycling, running, powerlifting, etc.) vs non-repeating motor pathway sports (climbing, wrestling, etc.)

http://www.granitepage.com/climbing-as-a-non-repeating-motor-pathway-sport/
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Mar 26, 2013 - 06:04pm PT
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Go up!

Right in your back yard so to speak.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Mar 26, 2013 - 06:08pm PT


"do fartleks 3 times a week"...


3 times a week???...

I do those every time I take a sh!t...

Clarke Brogger

Mountain climber
Laguna Beach, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 2, 2013 - 03:12am PT
TGT, let's go?!?

Thanks, I know Rob Miller. Stud. Will check that.
10b4me

Ice climber
Happy Boulders
Apr 2, 2013 - 10:47am PT
P90X works for Mark Hudon
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