Third Gear: The Aerobic Energy System
Tags: 4x4s, aerobic endurance, ARC, Endurance, energy systems, Extensive Endurance, short workouts
by Steve Bechtel A few years back, I was asked during an interview how important running is to climbing performance. Somewhat reactively, I said, “Running is as important for climbing as climbing is for running.” Over the years, I’ve received more than a fair number of messages and emails about this statement. Although there…
First Gear: The Anaerobic Alactic Energy System
Tags: alactic, Anaerobic Endurance, Endurance, energy systems, first gear, Power Endurance
by Steve Bechtel Movement is the basis of climbing up rocks, and in order to move, we need to supply our body with energy. Since any and all movement can occur at multiple speeds, in different directions, and over different durations, our bodies have evolved to handle supplying the energy for moving in several ways….