Is Rock Climbing a Good Cardio Workout?
Last Updated: May 28, 2015 | By Jill Lee livestrong.com
“It’s well known that regular physical activity leads to a longer life and a lower risk of many diseases, but if you find yourself bored by the typical gym workouts or jogging around the block, you may want to try a different approach to physical fitness. Rock climbing is an increasingly popular sport that provides a total-body workout without the monotony of pacing on a treadmill…”
Climbing Workouts – Drills and Exercises – Core and Contact
Power through this 12-move workout to reach new heights in rock climbing.
by Mark Barroso mensfitness.com
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“.., indoor climbing is a great total-body workout to get strong and burn calories.
This physically and mentally demanding sport requires more than just working on the wall. You have to train your mind and body hard to literally push yourself to new heights.
“You have to focus your training in the gym as well as the wall if you want to progress in climbing,” says Trevor Swaine, C.P.T. and founder of First Ascent Fitness. “Most movements in climbing are very controlled and fluid, therefore, we want to maximize muscle contractions and minimize the generation of momentum.”
Designed by Swaine, this strength-building gym workout will target the core and back while also incorporating chest and triceps exercises to avoid muscle imbalances. Take your fitness to a whole new level with this intense 12-move full-body workout.”
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