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Crux Crush

By fridalindfors on 2013.07.01 In Klättring

”If you love to run, run. If you love to cycle, cycle. But if you are serious about getting good at climbing, you should climb.”

IMG_0249Det är inte alla dagar det är lätt när det känns svårt. Har mycket att träna på och något som hjälper till med peppen är bland annat en  blogg/facebooksida som jag börjat följa som heter crux crush. Tre tjejer skriver om massa roligheter som rör klättringen. Superduper #instacool#inspirationsawesome! Eftersom den manliga och kvinnliga kroppen fungerar rätt så olika är det kul att få ta del av tjejers tips om träning och teknik. Skulle vara roligt om fler tjejer hakar på klättersporten.

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I have learned more about climbing from my wife than I have from all of the males I’ve climbed with combined. When I watch her easily do sequences I had previously thugged my way through, I make it a point to go back and try it the way she did it. Despite our height and strength differences, I almost always find her beta to be the better.

Most guys are pretty strong when they start climbing. They tend to apply brute force to their movements rather than trying to find the most efficient way to do it. Only after many months of climbing does good technique start to show. On the other hand, many women come to climbing with a relatively weak upper body, which I claim is a huge benefit down the road. A weaker climber is forced to use good body position and footwork to make it up routes. Since strength is not a default fall-back, good climbing form is accelerated.

Be that as it may, technique alone is not enough to make a strong climber. Lucky for women, strength is much simpler to develop than good technique. With a regular bouldering routine of 2-3 sessions per week plus some strength training in the weight room, you can go from weak to pretty damn strong in a year or less.” – Steve Bechtel

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”Climbing is hard and training for climbing is even harder. Here’s the thing that really sucks – both of these things can be even harder if you’re a girl. Note that I said “can” be even harder. If you approach training the way that a guy does, you might be in trouble. Approach climbing and training like a woman, and not only will your ability go way up, your enjoyment of the sport will increase, too.

A woman looking to gain strength for rock climbing would be well-served to gain some total body strength in the weight room. Women have far lower levels of muscle-building hormones than men do, so in order to gain strength (without the bulk) they need more frequent, very intense sessions. Lifting heavy (5 rep max or heavier) takes a while to get used to, but the benefits are big. You’ll overload primarily the nervous system, increasing muscle “recruitment” rather than building size. That way, you can stay lean but get way stronger – which equals the foundation you’ll need for hard sends.”

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