Rock climbing is a sport that requires lots of technique and endurance. There are many books out there to help you improve your skills, but we’re going to share the top 5 training books for climbers. These books will provide tips on how to train for the type of climbing you want to do, as well as exercises and workouts that can be done without any equipment!
The Rock Warrior's Way: Mental Training for Climbers
The Rock Warriors Way is a training book for your mind. This book teaches you how to focus your mental resources during challenging climbs. It includes step-by-step guidance on motivation analysis, information gathering, risk assessment, mental focus, and how to transition everything you learn into action. It helps you learn how to overcome anxiety by building a stronger mind to improve your performance and climbing enjoyment.
The Hard Truth: Simple Ways to Become a Better Climber
The Hard Truth is a training book for climbing that teaches you that becoming a better climber isn’t only about how hard you train. It helps you understand your motivations, your approach, and the amount of effort you put in. This collection of essays, written over many years for The Power Company Climbing blog, will shine a light on those qualities that limit us the most. The qualities that are hard to measure but simple to manage. .
Training For Climbing
Training for Climbing covers energy system training for strength, power endurance, and aerobic endurance, Daily Undulating Periodization, training zones, and stabilizer training to reduce injury risk. Written by accomplished climber and performance coach Eric J. Horst. It combines practical techniques, strategies, and ideas for improving climbing performance.
Make Or Break: Don't Let Climbing Injuries Dictate Your Success
Make Or Break draws together both the cutting edge of peer-reviewed sports medicine research, and the subtle concepts of changing your climbing habits and routine to prevent and successfully recover from injuries. It is a handbook on how to take care of yourself as a lifelong climbing athlete. By spanning the fields of climbing coaching, physiotherapy, sports medicine, and behavioral science, it goes beyond the general advice on treating symptoms offered by sports medicine textbooks and into much more detail on technique and habits specific to climbing than the existing climbing literature base. You will learn how your current climbing habits are already causing your future injuries and what you can do to change that.
Vertical Mind: Psychological Approaches for Optimal Rock Climbing
In Vertical Mind, Don McGrath and Jeff Elison teach rock climbers how to improve their mental game so they can climb better and have more fun. They teach how the latest research in brain science and psychology can help you retrain your mind and body for higher levels of rock climbing performance, while also demonstrating how to train and overcome fears and anxiety that hold you back. Finally, they teach climbing partners how to engage in co-creative coaching and help each other improve as climbers. With numerous and practical step-by-step drills and exercises, in a simple-to-follow training framework, your path to harder climbing has never been clearer.
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