Climb to Fitness shows anyone who visits the climbing gym, from beginners to veteran climbers, how best to use the various parts of the gym for their own customized workout. It explores all the features modern climbing gyms offerbouldering walls, toprope areas, lead climbing, hangboards, weight rooms, and moreand how to use these not only to enhance your climbing ability, but also to build overall fitness and strength. Whether you want a step-by-step workout or a buffet of workouts to create your own unique training regime, Climb to Fitness will get you there.
Julie Ellison is the editor-at-large at Climbing magazine. Climbing Magazine has been publishing climbing content since 1970, covering news, skills, training, gear, people, achievements, trends, and the lifestyle surrounding our sport. It is THE source for climbing training and skills, making it a focus of each print issue and digital content.
Chapter 1 Basics of Gym Climbing 13
Chapter 2 Strength 35
Chapter 3 Endurance 69
Chapter 4 Climbing Supplements 99
Chapter 5 Off-the-Wall Fitness 135
Chapter 6 Climb a Grade Harder 195
Index of Exercises: Quick Reference 242
Glossary of Terms 249
About the Author 256