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The Only Training Video Climbers Need for Exercises Selection!

There are no right or wrong exercises BUT there are better and worse exercises! This is true for climbing, especially if we want to see our training transfer to climbing performance.

Have you heard of the SAID principle? It stands for; Specific Adaptation to Imposed Demands, and it asserts that the human body adapts specifically to imposed demands. It demonstrates that given stressors on the human system, whether biomechanical or neurological, there will be a ‘Specific Adaptation to Imposed Demands’, this is the principle of specificity!

In this video, we give you the tools to identify which exercises are more or less specific to your climbing AND how to waste less energy with the bad ones. 

This can be done with a simple 5 step process:

  1. Movement characteristics 
  2. Joints
  3. Muscles
  4. Choose the exercise
  5. Select the velocity

There is still a BIG question, however, why do some non-specific exercises help me climb harder then? We answer this question too because training does not always need to be specific to be beneficial!

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