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Welcome to Climbing’s Training Colossus—bookmark this page and you’ll never need to search for training information again. If you are serious or only mildly interested in training, we’ve got you covered with over 120 articles by climbing’s premier trainers, from coaches Neil Gresham and Steve Bechtel, to pro climber Heather Weidner to nutritionalist Marisa Michael. Want to dial up your power, fortify your endurance, figure out the best fingerboard workout for you? Or maybe you just want to get in shape with overall conditioning, or even limber up so you can reach those footholds. It’s all here and then some. Peruse, train, improve, and above all, be safe and go climbing.
Use This Training Program To Send Your Hardest Route Ever
Be Your Own Training Coach—10 Tips For Building A Simple, Effective Program
The Training Bible: Everything You Need For A Full Year, Right Here. Phase 1: Conditioning
Never Get Pumped Again | A Three-Part Training Series from Steve Bechtel
Training Plateaus Suck. Here’s How to Break Yours
Learn How to Stave Off Pump with Heart-Rate Monitor Training
4 Surprising Facts For Female Climbers For Better Training And Harder Sending
Why Gymnastics Rings and Suspension Systems Are The Ideal Training Tools
Why Gymnastics Rings and Suspension Systems Are The Ideal Training Tools
Is the Grippūl Two the Best Finger-Training Device Ever?
Training on a Board? Better Read This.
10 Pro Training Tips That Can Help Anyone Improve
Sick of Your Training Regime? Climbing Gym Crowded? Try These Alternates.
How Much (and When) Should Kids be Training?
The Latest Research-Backed Training Insights for Climbers
A Full Year of Training—This Step-By-Step Weekly Plan Is All You Need To Know
Your Guide To Off-the-Wall Training
Six Ways To Increase Power Without Training More
It’s A Mistake To Mix Skills And Strength Training. Here’s Why.
Training: Perfect Pull-Ups for Climbing Strength
Our Top 10 Training Articles Of The Year
Training On the Go: Here’s Your Holiday Workout
The Training Secrets of the Russian Ice Climbing Team
What Boards Won’t Teach You: Training for Weird Moves
Select Training Articles for Climbing Members: Get Fit After 40, Training Mistakes, Go From 5.9 to 5.10 and More
5 Training Myths That Are Probably Hurting You
What Happens When a 5.9 Climber Starts Training Like a Pro?
What Should You Be Training? This Flowchart Can Tell You
Jonathan Siegrist: How to Get Stronger? Turn Climbing into Training
The Complete Guide to Rock Climbing Training, 5 Lessons
Are You Wasting Your Time When Training Power?
Can’t Reach the Holds? This Home Training Program Will Have You Locking Off Like a Monster
5 Training Mistakes You Are Making That You Can Fix Now Without Really Trying
Three Tips for Training on the Road
3 Common Power-Endurance Training Mistakes
Training Plan: Mantle/Press Out/Compression Strength Plus Thin Vertical Strength Program
Training: How to Warm Up for Limit Bouldering
Mental Training: Focus Your Attention to Control Your Mental Game
Choose Your Own (Training) Adventure: 10 On-The-Wall Climbing Workouts
Training: Build Mental Climbing Strength
Training: Rotating-Wall Workouts
Training: Improve Your Head Game
Training: 6 Ways to Make Any Exercise More Climbing Specific
8 Pro Climbers Share Their Top Training Tips
Training: 16 Climbing Games To Keep You Stoked and Fit
Training: Advanced Conditioning for Alpine Climbing
Learn This: Mental Training for Climbers
Prepare for Battle: Training for Offwidths
Tech Tip – Training – Cheater’s Banquet
4 Grip Techniques For Milking The Most Out Of Handholds
Case Study: 6 Weeks to Stronger Fingers Worked For Me
Never Get Pumped Again, Part 1: Endurance Is “Fatigue Management”
Never Get Pumped Again, Part 2: The Secret Is…A Bouldering Wall?!
Never Get Pumped Again, Part 3: Steve Bechtel’s 6 Fail-Proof Bouldering-Wall Workouts
The Six Drills Pro Climbers Use to Stay Relaxed on the Wall
Three Easy Exercises to Heal Tight Wrists and Fingers
Best to Avoid These 5 Common Gym-to-Crag Mistakes
Don’t Let Lower Back Pain Sideline You, Do These Simple Exercises Instead
You Start To Lose 25% Of Your Strength At Age 25. Here’s What To Do About That.
Should I train strength or technique?
Your Brain on Plastic: A Coach Gives Mental Techniques for Transitioning from the Gym to the Great Outdoors
How Much (and When) Should You Actually Rest?
How To Maximize Your Home Climbing Wall
A Pro Trainer’s Advice For Keeping The Pump At Bay
Three Surefire Exercises for Super Human Grip Strength
Putty Up for Stronger Hands and Fingers!
4 Gym Exercises All Climbers Should Do
Getting Older? Here’s What Coach Says To Do To Keep Cranking
The Critical Role of Climbing Warm Ups and Stretches
Will “Getting Swole” Help Your Climbing or Weigh You Down?
Turn Weakness Into Strength—By Pumping Iron
How To Use Nutrition Like a Performance-enhancing Drug
Stop Bragging About How Much You Train—The Science Says Quality Beats Quantity
How to Train for Climbing by Climbing Outside
How to Hangboard
What Science Says: How Long You Should Rest Between Send Goes
Support Weak Arms With Strong Legs. These Simple Exercises Will Up Your Game.
Climb Hard for Multiple Days on with This 15-Minute Yoga Routine
Everything You Need to Know About Campus Boarding
How To Climb Harder Without Getting Stronger…Visualize!
Coach’s Advice For Avoiding Torn Shoulders, Blown Elbows and Twanged Fingers
Doctor’s Orders: Keep Your Fingers Happy and Healthy
Tap The Flow State To Climb Your Best. Sounds Absurd? Believe It.
Improve Two Grades Instantly With Coach’s Magic-Bullet Advice. Six Tips That Actually Work.
5 Ways To Get Out of Your Winter Climbing Slump
Should You Train Full Crimped?
How Much Should You Really Train? A Pro Coach’s Advice.
How One of America’s Best Sport Climbers Maintains Her Psych for Climbing
Increase Your Pinch Strength and Squeeze With Ease
How Acro Yoga Helped Me Finally Send 5.13a
3 Easy Exercises To Do Every Day
Nine Tips to Keep Your Endurance This Winter
New Year, New You? Beware of Lousy Climbing Trainers.
Six Proven Exercises to Chisel Your Core
Five Yoga-Inspired Exercises For Climbers
The Essential Push-Up, Why It Helps And How To Do It (And 12 Variations) Correctly
Bombproof Your Shoulders in Just 15 Minutes a Day
4 Ways to Build Lungs of Steel (Without Running!)
Need More Endurance? Use a Hangboard
Five One-Hour Workouts to Fit Your Frantic Schedule
Should You Add Weight or Use Smaller Holds on a Hangboard?
Conditioning for Climbers: Fitness and Strength Are Not the Same
How Much Should You Train?
Are You Ready To Start Hangboarding?
10 Climbing-Specific TRX Exercises You Should Do Every Week
How and Why to Train on the Moonboard
7 Ways to (Secretly) Train for Climbing
Need Stronger Fingers?
4 Ways to Train Smarter in the Gym to Climb Harder Outside
10 Exercises for a Complete Climber Core
Short on time? Try this twice-weekly 45-minute circuit workout
Want to Climb for the Rest of Your Life? Make Sure you Prevent Muscle Imbalances
How to Get Stronger by Doing Nothing for 5 Minutes a Day
Lacking Power? Here’s How to Moonboard
Tired of Stagnation? Here Are 5 Pro-Tips That Will Break Through Your Plateau
Learn to Train for Rock Climbing: Improve Your Climbing Technique
Learn to Train For Climbing: The Proven Way to Get Stronger Fingers
Learn to Train for Rock Climbing: Increase Your Power
Learn to Train: Local Endurance for Climbers
More Power! A Woman’s Guide to Bouldering Strength
What Took place When This Bodybuilder Stopped Teaching for 100 Days
Running Legend Ryan Hall Shared His ‘Hybrid Athlete’ Workout
Jackson & Collier shine; Booker shows upside