Rock Climbing

Are Rock Climbing Shoes Necessary? (5 Easy Tips to Remember)

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“What the hell do I need climbing shoes for?” is a common reaction of beginner climbers. This reaction comes from the impression that climbing is all about upper-body strength. Sure, climbing requires a lot of upper-body strength but it is actually your legs that propel you upward. But of course, that only happens when you’ve …

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Wim Hof Breathing Method (3 Simple Steps)

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The Wim Hof Breathing Method is a process developed by an extreme Dutch athlete who has more than 20 Guinness World Records. The beauty of it lies in the simplicity of its application. Wim Hof already hiked with several students to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro… ALL of them wearing ONLY SHORTS. And he trained …

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Importance of Antagonist Muscle Training in Rock Climbing

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Why is it important to do antagonist muscle training? So, you’ve been rock climbing for several months now and crushing intermediate routes. Congratulations! You are getting stronger and building your climbing muscles. Your body is becoming as ripped as our natural climber cousins, the chimpanzees. But if you haven’t been doing antagonist muscle training, then …

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