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Bouldering Training

Come Blood, sweat and tears, there are still the foolish few that persist on following the torturous training articles kindly offered by Moon. Fortunately, or unfortunately, depending on how your tendons react, we have more trade secrets to offer, revolving around the use of Bouldering Walls. Throughout the next few articles, not only do we intend to offer specific exercises and a variety of routines, we also aim to include tips and advice on how to use a bouldering wall effectively.

Surprisingly, bouldering is not only socially accepted fun, it is also one of the best training aids available. Accompanied by the likes of systems training and circuit training it is possible to reap huge rewards from going to the local boulder wall, so huge in fact even an old ‘has been’ like Ben can still manage to improve. Yet amongst the benefits this type of training can worryingly be fun, interesting and communal.

Nowadays, the expanse of the indoor climbing wall industry allows all but the very secluded easy access to an indoor bouldering facility. However, being the nice kind gentlemen that we are, by providing this link, all possible excuses regarding accessing an indoor facility regularly are eliminated.

Enough of the small talk for now. As stated above there are several different ways to use a boulder wall efficiently. The methods that will be covered in depth are:

- Normal Bouldering

- Systems training

- Circuit Training

Whilst covering these areas you will be able to improve:

- Explosive Power

- Static Strength

- Power Endurance

- Finger strength

- Core strength

- Technique

Obviously, to provide an in depth article covering all these areas would be nearly impossible. Therefore it is necessary to provide separate articles, on a monthly basis covering the following bouldering related exercises:

Systems Training - View article

Circuit training for Power endurance – Coming soon

Other Bouldering related exercises – Coming soon