Falcon Guides Conditioning for Climbers - The Complete Exercise Guide

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Climbing is one of the most physically demanding sports, requiring stamina, strength, flexibility, and endurance - Eric Horst's Conditioning for Climbing helps you build in all four of these areas, if you're just beginning or have been climbing for decades.

- Mountain Gear

Conditioning For Climbers by Eric J. Horst: The only conditioning book a rock climber needs! Rock climbing is one of the most physically challenging sports, testing strength, endurance, flexibility, and stamina. Good climbers have to build and maintain each of these assets. This is the first-ever book to provide climbers of all ages and experience with the knowledge and tools to design and follow a comprehensive, personalized exercise program. Part One covers the basics of physical conditioning and goal-setting. Part Two takes readers through warm-up and flexibility routines, entry-level strength training, weight loss tips, and fifteen core-conditioning exercises. Part Three details climbing-specific conditioning, with twenty exercises to target specific muscles of the fingers, arms and upper torso to develop power and endurance. An entire chapter focuses on the antagonist muscle groups that help provide balance and stability, and prevent muscle injury. This section also has a chapter devoted to stamina conditioning, increasing the climber's endurance at high altitudes. Part Four shows how to put together a customized training program to suit the climber's needs. The book includes workout sheets for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced skill levels, tips for children and those over age fifty, secrets of good nutrition and an insider's take on avoiding injuries. Eric H rst is a performance coach who has helped thousands of climbers. His published works include Learning to Climb Indoors, Training for Climbing, and How to Climb 5.12. He lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

- Bentgate.com

Bringing together brilliant, full-color photographs and step-by-step instruction,. Author: Eric J. Horst. Softcover; 204 pages; color photographs. Morris Book Publishing, LLC; copyright 2008. Part I covers the basics of physical conditioning, including tools for self-assessment and setting goals. Part II takes you through warm-up and flexibility routines, entry-level strength training, weight-loss tips and core-conditioning exercises. Part III covers climbing-specific conditioning, including exercises that develop power, endurance, balance and stability. Part IV shows how to put together a customized conditioning program for bouldering, sport and multipitch climbing.

- REI