How to Spring into Shape with Indoor Rock Climbing

How to Spring into Shape with Indoor Rock Climbing

April 05, 2016

Now that Spring is here, the days are getting warmer.  That means it’s time to get into shape for summer! Indoor rock climbing is an excellent sport to get into shape. It’s adventurous, fun, exciting and will keep you physically fit. The best part - you get a workout without feeling like you are working out in the traditional sense. Read on to learn more:

 

Build Complete Body Strength

Contrary to popular misconception, climbing isn’t just an upper body workout. In fact, it’s mostly in your legs and core! While your hands attach you to the wall, it’s your lower body that provides the upward push. You’ll get a great workout from the hips all the way down to your toes.  Your arms, back, and shoulders will also get a great workout so you’ll be toned and sculpted from head to toe before you know it. 

Increase Endurance & Stamina 

Climbing combines the best of aerobic and anaerobic exercise. While you build muscle you’re also getting a low heart rate cardio workout – the best kind for burning off those winter pounds!  Climbing long routes, or doing laps on shorter routes, also increases your strength endurance. Climbing short routes, or boulder problems, helps improve stamina and recovery time.  

Fine Tune Motor Skills and Reflexes

There are few workouts that incorporate as much dynamic and plyometric movement as rock climbing. Climbing requires full body coordination and a lot of fine motor skills to maneuver up intricate routes.

Work Your Mental Muscles

Unlike many other workouts, you can’t zone out while climbing. Climbing is a mental exercise that requires critical thinking, problem solving and strategic planning. Your brain will get as much of a workout as your body and before long you’ll find that you’ve grown both stronger and smarter!

 

Learn from trainers who are experienced in rock climbing at Origin Climbing & Fitness. Visit the website for more info on classes. Stay up to date with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 



Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in News

5 Great Reasons To Climb Before Work
5 Great Reasons To Climb Before Work

February 19, 2018

There are a mountain of reasons why getting up and working out first thing in the morning is the best way to start your day, but if you're not a morning person the idea of an alpine start may be unappealing. Here are 5 reasons why climbing before work may change your life for the better, and tips on how to make the transition smoothly. 

Read More

February Member Spotlight
February Member Spotlight

February 10, 2018

Our community means everything to us at ORIGIN. Member Spotlights are an opportunity for us to celebrate the folks who make it special. This month we're featuring our two favorite Love Birds: Luke & Lizzie Justice!

Read More

Opting Outside
Opting Outside

February 05, 2018

The weather is beautiful in Red Rock! If you're getting ready to opt outside, check out the 10 critical skills and knowledge points you'll need to make the safe transition to outdoor climbing...

Read More