1. Get started and progress quickly before getting on the ropes.
Climbing can be an extremely frustrating sport to begin. Newer climbers often think that they need to develop muscular strength and endurance in order to improve.
Common questions include: Before I learn to belay, how can I learn to climb? Or: How do I learn rock climbing techniques?
Here’s the truth — more often than not, technique is more important than strength when getting started. And, our newest course can teach you these climbing techniques before you ever get on the ropes.
Self-taught climbers often begin by muscling through problems and routes without focusing on fundamentals. Climbing Foundations ensures that you learn the right way from the get-go. This course is also a great opportunity for more experienced climbers to correct improper technique.
Don’t be surprised if you find yourself climbing harder, faster, by realigning your focus to the less obvious details that experienced climbers know well.
2. Confront challenges with your peers
It can be tough to watch climbers tackle V7s right on the same wall where you are struggling on a V3. Even though watching more experienced climbers should be inspiring, instead of discouraging, it’s easy to become intimidated and psych yourself out.
Sometimes, all it takes to stay motivated is working on routes with friends of a similar skill level.
Climbing Foundations gives you that crew for at least four weeks. Not only will you able to practice your skills with regularity, you might have gained some buddies moving forward too.
3. Climbing is more fun when you know what you’re doing
Plain and simple, climbing is much more difficult when you are making things up as you go. If you’ve ever struggled on something only to find that a simple weight shift or foot movement was the key to completing a route, then you know what we’re talking about. Knowledge is power.
More knowledge means more room for fun and less room for frustration. This course will help you improve by focusing on all five alternative principles of fitness: regularity, specificity, balance, progression, and recovery.
4. Learn how to prevent injury
Climbing utilizes particular muscles and tendons that are difficult to train elsewhere. Beginners are often surprised by just how sore their arms are after a relatively short climbing session.
Fingers, forearms, and tendons will strengthen and gain endurance the more often you climb. You’ll find that you are less sore after every session. It’s at that point that climbers often disregard taking care of themselves and injury happens.
The truth is that injury prevention should get almost as much attention as climbing itself. The harder you climb, the more stress your are putting on these same tendons, which means they can become more susceptible to injury.
What helps make Brooklyn Boulders fitness unique is that Climbing Foundations will teach you preventative exercises and practices that you can incorporate into your sessions, so you can stick to the wall and stay off the mat.
Here’s the truth: more often than not, technique is more important than strength when getting started.
5. Overcome plateaus and build a foundation for future improvement
Are you looking to break into climbing and get involved in the BKB community? Maybe you have been climbing for a few months and need someone to guide you over a plateau?
Not only will you improve while taking this course, it will also teach you how to continue improving down the line. Gain the direction and knowledge you need to overcome plateaus, train on your own, or take on a more advanced climbing course.
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