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TOPIC: Developing Fitness Levels for Climbing

Developing Fitness Levels for Climbing 6 years, 10 months ago #694

How to develop good fitness for climbing? what could be the proper schedule to develop appropriate fitness for a 4000 ft climb?

Re: Developing Fitness Levels for Climbing 6 years, 10 months ago #699

Developing fitness for climbing depends on a number of factors like your basic fitness and how high you want to climb. A number of aspects have an impact on the climbing training. As you train yourself to climb higher, it gets tougher. Here are some aspects of training which nee d to be considered –
  • Timing of training – Starting, summary and timeline of training.
  • Outside Activities:
  • Gym Activities - Gym and cardio exercises - during work week and when you have to stay inside - Some discussion of weights, repetitions, and strategy.
  • Tentative Weekly Schedule and thoughts on Rest Days
  • Set goals
  • Diet consideration
  • Goal Analysis
  • Results and Conclusion
The focus should be on the hardest part of the climb, so here are a few things to look out for that -
  • Gain 4000 feet of elevation in under 4 hours with a moderate pack (40lbs)
  • -Gain 3000 feet of elevation in under 4 hours with a heavier pack (50+lbs)
  • -Gain 2000 feet of elevation in under 3 hours with a very heavy pack (60lbs)
ofcourse this will depend on your previous training and your expedition. .hope this suffices! all the best !
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