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Training with bouldering circuits is a very effective way to target Strength/Power, Strength/Power Endurance, or Endurance.
You clip the chains or stand on top of the boulder, and for a moment the relief is intoxicating…right?
Training and performance are two different things. If you're trying to perform all the time, you aren't going to realize your potential. If you're not trying to realize your potential, then don't bother reading the rest of this.
In this post I would like to talk more about the stretch shortening cycle, how it can apply to campus training, and then describe some exercises that take advantage of this muscular property.
Campus training is difficult and requires a lot of things to go right in order to be effective and relatively safe. If you have been climbing for less than 2 years, or are 15 yrs old or younger, don’t even bother with the campus board. Your fingers aren't ready.
We had a ridiculously fun time in Hueco this past December. Our friend Michael Rosato is a telented videographer and he put together this AMAZING video of some sends from our trip. Check it out!
Next time you decide you "don't like" a particular move/hold/climb have an honest conversation with yourself about why that is... Then do it anyway. Odds are you need it.
The following is a quick primer on finger anatomy, followed by a comparative review of the information and recommendations on diagnosing and recovering from pulley injuries from: One Move Too Many, Make or Break, and Climbing Injuries Solved.
Give 'em a shot...You'll be glad you did!
Hangboard anywhere, warm-up anywhere, save your skin. Then crush your project. Done.