Fitness

How rock climbing can help you move mountains

May 27, 2016
Girl Rock Climber

I hope you enjoyed my last inspirational note designed to assist you in getting the most out of your daily or weekly fitness regime. The series of articles are written from the point of view of personal experience and are designed to help others to motivate themselves to greater heights. It is a case of the survival of the fittest and sometimes, depending on your extreme circumstances, it takes a while to get back into the saddle where exercise is concerned and you really need to face the odds and be brave about your business.

To get the most out of your weekly fitness regime, you should also be striving to have a good time. Many people give up on their exercise regimes not so much that it’s too difficult or they don’t have enough time, but more out of boredom. Skipping rope can’t possibly lead to boredom. It only takes five to ten minutes out of your daily life but it boosts your cardiovascular fitness levels to the highest mountain peaks.

To overcome the threats of boredom, you could consider becoming a bit more adventurous with your weekly to monthly exercise routines, always different day by day and from week to week. Why not try rock climbing for a change. Let me briefly motivate you then on how rock climbing can help keep boredom away and improve your fitness levels even more. If you’ve been practicing skipping rope for a while, part of your body’s preparations for rock climbing will have been fulfilled. But it may not be enough, depending just how far your own sense of adventure may take you up the mountain as it were.

A number of other specific weight training exercises will need to be completed before you embark on your first serious afternoon or morning of rock climbing. Now that you are reasonably familiar with just how skipping rope helps, you can also see how it can be used as the perfect warm-up exercise for an activity that will be of longer duration. Because of the body motions required, weight training and even running helps prepare the way.

Rock climbing doesn’t need to be the strenuous pursuit that it is romantically inclined to be. Even beginners who are still trying get into shape can give it a go. Today, there are indoor rock climbing surfaces for the beginners to attempt. These are usually not less than thirty meters or more than eighty meters in height. And while you’re climbing these short, artificial surfaces, you are attached to a harness and wearing a comfortable helmet for just in case. Down below, an instructor is watching your every move and guiding you every step of the way. Or should that read; every climb of the way.

These user-friendly indoor mountain climbing clubs are family friendly as well. If you are a parent, take your growing children with so they can also learn the ropes. If they are already physically active as children should be, they will end up having fun. Some centers even have mini-walls for the youngest of children to try out as well. In my next article, I’m going to be placing a bit of emphasis on liquid replenishments during the course of your exercise routines. This is so important because you do not want to end up feeling dehydrated to the point that you just want to give up.

Those who are going to be taking up the challenge of extreme adventure by doing outdoor rock climbing, ideally via a club, will need to remain focused on their dietary requirements. Because rock climbing is essentially quite strenuous, using pretty much all the muscles of the body, dietary focus should be placed on protein intake. You’ll also need a regular dose of natural sugars which can be supplied to you straight from your juice bottle.

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