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How To Climb Series: Conditioning For Climbers
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How To Climb Series: Conditioning For Climbers
HOW TO CLIMB SERIES: Conditioning for Climbers

Rock climbing tests strength, flexibility and stamina and to improve climbers must build and maintain each of these assets. Conditioning for Climbers is the first book to help climbers of all ages and experience design and follow their own comprehensive, personalized exercise program. Part I covers the basics of physical conditioning, including tools for self assessment and goal-setting. Part II takes readers 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 multi-pitch climbing.

Author Eric Horst has been climbing for more than 30 years. He is a performance coach who has helped thousands of climbers improve their performance through his books, magazine articles, seminars, and Web sites. Horst is the author of Rock Training for Climbing, How to Climb 5.12, and Learning to Climb Indoors, and Rock Climbing Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland.


  • Principles of effective conditioning
  • Eight self-assessment tests
  • Flexibility and core-conditioning exercises
  • Climbing-specific exercises for fingers, arms, and upper torso
  • Sample workout schedules forbeginner, intermediate, and advanced climbers
  • Twelve-month training tracker
  • Basics of performance nutrition
  • Insider’s take on avoiding injury
  • Powerful rest and recovery strategies


 Publisher  Globe Pequot Press
 Author  Eric Horst
 Publication Date  May 2008
 Pages  224
 Format  Paperback
 ISBN  978-0-7627-4228-8




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