If you want to climb to your personal limit, it is essential to be economical with the power you have. The two climbing pros Svana Bjarnason and Anna Hazelnutt have put together nine tips that promote regeneration while climbing.
Climbing is an interplay between tension and relaxation. And this is where the wheat is often separated from the chaff: While pros hang effortlessly on the wall and shake relaxed, beginners often can't get rid of the rising pump even on the best handles. Based on their own experiences, the two professional climbers Svana Bjarnason and Anna Hazelnutt nine tips that will help you learn to relax better while climbing.
9 tips: Rest better when sport climbing
- Clean all holds before the go (not just the crux holds)
- Try to relax as much as possible at the resting point
- Improve circulation by vigorously shaking
- Incorporate micro-shakers into your climbing rhythm
- Distract yourself to avoid negative thoughts
- Find resting points that you are not used to, such as knee clamps
- Count the time as you shake alternately left and right to monitor your recovery
- Get stronger so you can rest on a greater variety of grips
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