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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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Thread: Rock Climbing

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    Wannabebig New Member
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    Rock Climbing

    Dear All,

    I'm not sure if I've posted this in the right section, but here goes...

    I've been rock climbing regluarly for about 10 years at a pretty high standard but to break through to the next level (ie. to turn pro) I feel I need to become unfeasably strong.

    Please could any of you kind folk reccomend any training regimes that you think may help me, and/or any substances I could take to give nature a hand?

    Cheers,

    Elcap.

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    Grip training....and lots of it.

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    Don't forget things like chinups, squats, lots of food.
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    You know most "pro" climbers dirtbag out of a Vanagon, eat Ramen, and get free shoes, right?

    Use something like crossfit for conditioning. I assume you are incredibly strong, climbing wise, so figure out your weaknesses and fix them.

    The journal / I live here.

    If I were to start from scratch as a young 13 year old again, I would do every press, squat, and perhaps deadlifts, for my entire career with chains. -- Dan John

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    Squats? I'd stay away from anything that would induce hypertrophy. So, keep the full body work light and work on developing power and endurance. Learn the olympic lifts. Learn a full range of bodyweight conditioning work too, to balance out the pulling.

    What grades are you climbing?

    The journal / I live here.

    If I were to start from scratch as a young 13 year old again, I would do every press, squat, and perhaps deadlifts, for my entire career with chains. -- Dan John

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    Hi MixmasterNash,

    Thanks for the advice. I headpointed my first F8c last year (I live in Britain, so I guess that's about 5.14a in American money). To go pro I think I'll need to be climbing F9a. Most UK climbers are fat and lazy and don't take training seriously so I reckon with a bit of help from you guys I could 'kick some ass'.

    Darkdan:

    Won't too much food make me fat???

    Cheers,

    Elcap.

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    Too much food will add weight, both fat and muscle. So definitely don't stuff your face too much. If you notice yourself getting too heavy then just eat less, it's as easy as that.
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    Squats and eatting a lot are just general good ideas for getting stronger.

    Before the climbing season begins you'd want to shed any bodyfat that you possibly can, but try to retain some of your new strength.
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