Chris’s Climbing Endurance Plan
Tags: Anaerobic Endurance, ARC, Endurance, Fatigue, Intervals, Linked Problems, Strength Endurance
By Steve Bechtel It’s hard to write a specific plan for any facet of training, especially if you’re trying to target more than one athlete. There are just too many variables. A few years back, I wrote a short article on endurance training (Endurance 3.0) that explained how we look at training endurance for climbers….
Sessions For Any Climbing Gym
Tags: 4x4s, Boulder Links, Bouldering, Circuits, Linked Problems, Power Endurance, Power Training, Strength Endurance
By Steve Bechtel One of the biggest barriers to effective progress as a rock climber, ironically, can be training sessions in a commercial climbing gym. Oh, sure, there are good gyms around, but they’re rare and many lack certain very useful things. These things can range from lacking a good hangboard, to limited hours, to…
4x4s and Other Variants for Training
Tags: 4x4s, Anaerobic Endurance, ARC, Conditioning, Intervals, Linked Problems, Power Endurance, Strength Endurance
By Steve Bechtel It was probably about 25 years ago – we were mid-session in the bouldering gym and someone suggested we do some “4x4s.” At first I thought this had something to do with the lumber of the same name, but in climbing, this is simply four sets of four boulder problems done back-to-back….
Tags: Anaerobic Endurance, Intervals, Linked Problems, Power Endurance, Rhythm Intervals, Strength Endurance
By Steve Bechtel You’re strong, no doubt. You’re way stronger in the gym than most of the guys you climb with at the crag, but they routinely burn you off out there. There’s gotta be something they have figured out that you haven’t. What they have that you don’t is tolerance. “Tolerance” is the ability…