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Training for Climbing: The Definitive Guide to Improving Your Performance [NOOK Book]

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Highly entertaining, idea-packed and loaded with practical techniques and strategies, Training for Climbing presents a distillation of twenty-five years of experience and experimentation by accomplished veteran climber, renowned author, and performance coach Eric J. Horst.
Training for Climbing begins with a logical progression of self-analysis and goal setting, then takes an in-depth look at the vital mental and technical skills that separate the best from the rest. In three ...
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Training for Climbing: The Definitive Guide to Improving Your Performance

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Overview

Highly entertaining, idea-packed and loaded with practical techniques and strategies, Training for Climbing presents a distillation of twenty-five years of experience and experimentation by accomplished veteran climber, renowned author, and performance coach Eric J. Horst.
Training for Climbing begins with a logical progression of self-analysis and goal setting, then takes an in-depth look at the vital mental and technical skills that separate the best from the rest. In three breakthrough chapters on sport-specific strength training, the author presents the principles of effective training, followed by dozens of exercises, as well as sample personalized training programs for climbers of all abilities. He concludes with expert advice on the often overlooked subjects of performance nutrition, accelerating recovery, and the prevention and treatment of climbing injuries.
Also inside: self-assessment test and corrective tips; mental training strategies; technique training drills; finger and forearm strengthening exercises; lock-off and power-building exercises; core muscle conditioning; power endurance training; strategies for accelerating recovery; performance nutrition; personal training plans for beginner, accomplished, and elite climbers; yearly training planner and much more.
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"Covering everything from mental exercises to injury prevention to nutrition to goal specific workouts, Training for Climbing is a must read for climbers of any ability who are looking to take their performance to the next level." - Climbing Magazine
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762762651
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 9/16/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 888,753
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

Eric Horst has been climbing for thirty years. He is a performance coach who has helped thousands of climbers improve their performance through his books, magazine articles, seminars, and Web sites. He is the author of Rock Climbing Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland; Training for Climbing 1st ed; How to Climb 5.12; Learning to Climb Indoors; and Conditioning for Climbers.

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