Any climbers in here? How does climbing affect your lifting routine? i just started climbing 3x/week.

Any climbers in here? How does climbing affect your lifting routine? i just started climbing 3x/week. Was lifting 5x/week before that.

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Becareful of tendon injuries. If you are pulling hard on crimps 3x a week, it could affect your ability to grip a barbell.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      My finger tendons/joints are usually sore the day or two days after a session. Maybe the tendons in my forearms as well. Is that a sign that I should scale back?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, especially if you're feeling the soreness along the tendon. Usually you can have tendon microtears (good for growth) without feeling anything which is how a lot of people injure themselves.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Thanks

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    what does the climbing community look like?
    is it true it's a deranged lefty homo safe space?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I haven’t socialized much with its members but every climbing gym I’ve been to has been chill af

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      West coast is pot smokers, Euro is more serious. Depends on skills. In general people try to respect female climbers because they can be hot and good at climbing.
      Politics is usually normie lib. Trad is full of older dads so centrist types.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Seen a regular group or two like that at my gyms. They’re loud and are cliquey. Most are people who like the sport and intermingle to help each other out

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      started trying out climbing like 2 weeks ago. im not a big fan of height climbing with rope etc but bouldering looked fun - only tried is yesterday. too soon for results but its one of the 1st times when ive doms in fingers

      they look exactly like that

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yes
      >join our womxn only climb night!
      >latinx group climb
      >try hard spoken word "whitey on the moon" song is playing on sound system, yet not one black person in sight

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Probably depends where you are. Most bouldering gyms have a friendly atmosphere - mine is probably 3:2 male female, definitely a more nerdy section of the population

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The one time I went to my local one. Friday night, around 6-7pm. It was :
      >one couple (late twenties)
      >one dad and his two sons
      >one dad and his small daughter
      >one family, mom, dad and two kids
      >me and my girlfriend

      so it was a pretty chill laid back atmosphere. Everyone pretty much kept to themselves.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      My bro larps as a college kid to get free access to their gym, pretty much just for their included climbing wall.

      Aside from buying the school branded shorts, shirt and hoodie from the college shop it deeply helps that he's completely lost in the Blue Check-Marked™ redditard mindset because it really helps him "pass" in that bunch. I got the impression from the one time I joined him (and just paid the damn visitor's pass fee for myself) that even if I had followed his route and gone in costume like he does it wouldn't make a damn bit of difference because the bunch in there immediately start deciphering who is ideologically impure as soon as their space is intruded upon.

      In short at an east coast college gym climbing wall, yes. It's short colorful hair hell with chicks and hrt gays who look like thier faces get single side band radio reception from all the metal.

      I'm sure in a commercial membership club with a wall you get more normies but there's not one near I.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        How are they able to detect ideological purity like that? I'm not even white and yet the leftards are instantly able to subconsciously detect my mildly conservative, Ron Paul libertartian leanings and are always instantly passive aggressive towards me.

        Yes
        >join our womxn only climb night!
        >latinx group climb
        >try hard spoken word "whitey on the moon" song is playing on sound system, yet not one black person in sight

        >"whitey on the moon"
        Just looked it up. God what a cancerous outlook to have
        "wahhhh technological progress bad because ghettos"

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Used to climb at gym in Seattle. More pozzed than I can really describe. So many trannies.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Id argue its lefty by double proxy. Its a genuinely intense sport so straight white women aren't as inclined to do it, and (fit) gays love it, as well as pot heads, and its a very "niche" sport, so some people LOVE mentioning the fact they do it. Calling climbing lefty lgbt is about the same as calling biking, skiing, hiking, or yoga lefty. It attracts; body freaks, anal retentives, lefties, and stoners. Me? Im a body freak stoner.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Its a genuinely intense sport so straight white women aren't as inclined to do it
        Then why is everyone on this board recommending it as a hobby to meet girls?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I don't know how it is in US, but there are plenty of women in the sport in Europe. The thing is, a lot of girls come into a gym to try it out, do it for a bit then move on, few stick with it for a long time, and even fewer climb serious routes be it inside or outdoors. The longer a person climbs, the higher the chances are that they'll be in a relationship.
          Anyway, I met my gf through climbing, we went separately to various gyms for a couple of years before getting to know each other and eventually started dating. I've seen a few other examples of this. While in essence climbing is a solo sport, there's a lot of cooperation when climbers try to solve a problem on a route, or while belaying each other. Plenty of opportunity to get closer to other people.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      In america it's a bunch of total bugmen fags and shit tier girls maybe euros are cooler idk

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >hobby about maximizing strength to weight ratio
      >what else maxes strength to weight ratio
      >insects
      of course bug men love it

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Why would you get your panties in a twist when a sport made by hippies has a liberal crowd?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yes because its infested with women, but thats why you go. Agree with their pronouns and weird gender idea until your penis is them

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Bouldering gyms are mostly white liberal normies
      Trad outdoors starts at centrist and progressively becomes more and more ancom

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The only thing worse than liberals is """an"""com

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          nah they're just sick cunts that keep to themselves

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Ancom usually means those CHAZ/CHOP retards. Guys who just wanna chill and return to monke are anprim

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              ah, yeah thats what I meant

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I climb a couple times a week (started about 3 months ago) and gym a couple times a week to maintain gains. Being 200lb really isn't so good for climbing. Though doing a shitload of pull-ups was pretty good preparation for climbing. It seems like whatever kind of gym you're at most people put in minimal physical effort

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Serious weightlifting and climbing aren't generally complimentary. Best body type for climbing is long and skinny. If you've got heaps of muscle you're just dragging excess weight up the wall. Fine for exercise but you're better off lifting if that's all your after.

      If you're doing pull-ups on the wall your doing wrong.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah being 200+ lbs with big legs isn’t helping my climbing at all but I still do
        it once in a while because i think it’s really fun

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Fuk u I’ll campus what I want

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You would need x2 rest days just due to your forearms for deadlifts and ohp sessions the following days if you are pulling hard on those rocks.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I've been getting back into bouldering on the days I'm not lifting. Couple of things to be mindful of:

    I. Difficulty scales exponentially with bodyweight, not linearly. Your fingers don't gain the same amount of mass and strength relative to your bodyweight as your arms, legs, back etc. Strength in general doesn't scale linearly with bodyweight, you will always be stronger relative to your mass when you're small, but this is especially pronounced with grip strength.
    If you're over 200lbs accept you're always gonna have a much harder time with grades than someone who is 160.

    II. It's extremely fatiguing (especially if you're heavier, as mentioned above) and will fuck up your recovery fot lifting. I've had to introduce a couple extra rest days every couple weeks to offset the amount of fatigue I accrue with climbing

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I go every week or 2 with my friends and it is absolutely not compatible with bodybuilding if your main goal is size/aesthetics.
    I'm 180 lbs and quite strong, but get absolutely mogged climbing by my 150-160lb friends. It's awesome fun but the recovery time will 100% cut into your weight lifting sessions and you
    won't ever be a great climber. You have to choose one to make a priority.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Thanks. The thing is I’m 32 and I don’t expect to ever become a great climber. I would like to climb a tall cliff at some point, something intermediate level and I think that would make me happy. I’m 5’10, 175ish lbs right now with maybe 15-20bf%. If I stay around this weight or maybe even move up a little bit that’s still a realistic goal right?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You can definitely still get good at 32.
        You don't have to be world class to have a good time.

        Climbing is more about competing with yourself. Identifying your own strengths and weaknesses and developing your own style.

        I started at 32 (35 now) and climb up to Aus grade 24 in the gym, up to 22 outdoors.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          One of the friends I go climbing with is 31 and started climbing last year. He's a bit shorter than you and slightly lower weight & body fat and he's become very good in only 1 year.
          Going from beginner to intermediate/low advanced in climbing is very quick progress so that's definitely a reasonable goal. If you really get into climbing and plateau you may want to drop some more bodyfat for your height it makes an unbelievable difference.

          Awesome. Thanks guys

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        One of the friends I go climbing with is 31 and started climbing last year. He's a bit shorter than you and slightly lower weight & body fat and he's become very good in only 1 year.
        Going from beginner to intermediate/low advanced in climbing is very quick progress so that's definitely a reasonable goal. If you really get into climbing and plateau you may want to drop some more bodyfat for your height it makes an unbelievable difference.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        There was that Japanese guy who started at roughly the same age and by 35 climbed fairly advanced bouldering grades above what an average person can. So who knows, maybe you have talent for this and the only way to find out is to give it a go.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Agree, if your idea of aesthetics is mainly size you'll find it hard to do both.

    I do a fair bit of hiking and climbing as well as weights. You have to prioritise.

    I'm 75kg and about 12% bf and happy with that. 5'11".

    I go hiking as often as I can and climb twice a week. On top of that I try to do weights twice a week as well. Home gym.

    Weights is the thing that gets dropped though if I'm getting run down and need extra recovery. I put hiking and climbing first.

    I find 5/3/1 is a great program to compliment climbing as the volume is low and the progress is slow. You can make steady progress without putting yourself in a recovery hole.

    I used 5/3/1 to get up to a 190kg deadlift last year. Then switched to rings training for a while. Just gone back to weights again, aiming for 200kg DL.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Stopped climbing after a decade, gym in my area closed so moved to a larger newer one. Cost 85 a month and yeah it was nice but full of fags and forced to wear a mask (just looked and they still require it even now). I live in Philadelphia but still its like all the gayry is concentrated in one spot. Like another posted said they had womxn night black night latinx night. Fuck off

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No you weren't u fat freak

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What should I train to get better at climbing? Does doing pull-ups to failure help or should I do weighted ones?

    How to train grip strength?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Just climb as much as you can for at least the first year. Technique is more important and your grip will still get stronger.

      Then hangboarding. Do 6 sets of 12s hangs with 2mins rest between sets.
      You can do this for 4 different holds and be done in an hour.
      If you're doing weights you can superset them in and do them in your rest periods.

      All hangboarding programs online tell you to do things like repeaters but they are shit for strength, more for endurance.
      Its the equivalent of normies wanting to do 100 pushups to be strong.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Climbing is the basedjack version of actually lifting

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      ok fatty, one day you'll manage to do that one pull up

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        He's right though. How many basedtwinks and danger hairs do you see in climbing, vs how many do you see lifting?

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    climbing is incredibly pozzed. mostly because it rewards a dysgenic body plan...manlet with narrow clavicles and tiny ribcage (high surface area to volume ratio). humans evolved away from climbing to have broad rib cages for big lungs and running distance, wide collar bones for swimming and throwing, dense legs for walking long distance while carrying things, etc. climbing is just total dysgenic so of course its full of lefties and tranninos

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >climbing rewards being short
      You must be a special kind of retarded. It rewards having a high strength to muscle weight ratio, if you're a pumper who lifts to "get swoll" youll struggle to climb, doesn't matter your height, in my time I've seen 6'5 guys complain they cant pull themselves up and 5' guys complain about not being able to reach a grip. It is literally a harmony of strength, technique, endurance, and flexibility. If your lacking in one of these you cant progress, and you're constantly balancing and working on all of them. Next time you're at your pull up bar try jumping an grabbing it with one hand, see how long you can hang there.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >climbing rewards being short
      You must be a special kind of retarded. It rewards having a high strength to muscle weight ratio, if you're a pumper who lifts to "get swoll" youll struggle to climb, doesn't matter your height, in my time I've seen 6'5 guys complain they cant pull themselves up and 5' guys complain about not being able to reach a grip. It is literally a harmony of strength, technique, endurance, and flexibility. If your lacking in one of these you cant progress, and you're constantly balancing and working on all of them. Next time you're at your pull up bar try jumping an grabbing it with one hand, see how long you can hang there.

      Height is one of the least important factors when determining who's gonna be good at climbing. In the last Olympic Games, the shortest man was 168 cm (5'6) and the tallest 188 cm (6'2). You're not gonna find that kind of height difference on the elite level in most sports.
      Leanness and wingspan (arms to body ratio) are much much more important physical characteristics.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        its still about min/maxing surface area to volume ratio aka slenderness (thin wiry limbs with small torso) which humans aside from the blackest morons in africa have evolved away from. humans have evolved towards a more moderate surface area to volume ratio because like i said big rib cages = better bouyancy, better cardio, and better use of tools.
        its not saying that climbing skills arent impressive simply that they defy hundreds of thousands of years of evolution.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Matt fultz, 180lbs 5'11", one of the best climbers in the world. I dare you to call this man a slender wristlet.
          Again, its strength, technique, and flexibility. Theres a 6'2 40 y/o with a beer gut at my gym that climbs better than me. Hes at a v5-6 mark where im projecting v4's. Stop making excuses.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Crimps, heel hooks, even just landing is dangerous if you weigh anything.
    If you're not dyel and bouldering, landing wrong can really fuck up your ankles.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    was lifting 3 times a week before climbing, now i climb 2-3 times a week and lift 2 times a week. I am a qualified trainer and made myself an exercise program to increase my climbing performance and also general mobility, also getting aesthetic gains.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >made myself an exercise program to increase my climbing performance and also general mobility
      Post it? I've been looking for something

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        ill just give you specific exercises youll want to work on.
        Obviously pullups, deadhangs lat pulldowns and scapula pullups.

        Single arm lat pulldowns with the handles to train lock off strength.

        Hanging L sit and high knee raises.

        Nordic and reverse nordic curls for heel hooking.

        Pistol squats for when you need to push with 1 leg.

        Scapula pullups.

        And then for grip, farmers walks (can use kettlebells or plates with holes to hold with your fingers if you want) Plate pinches (can also do farmers walks with plate pinches) Barbell wrist rollers.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        also dude you need a fingerboard if you dont have one, climbing will only get your fingers so strong unless you want to spend years building it up

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm a climber yes.
    I'm ripped lol because I stopped climbing as much

    Climbing barely gets you ripped you get alien forearms and an okay back tbh, you need to strength train and do push day and legs to look normal imo.

    ill post body if I get (you)'s

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      post body

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Ok this is me
        My top boulder is V7 and 5.13- lead climb

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          V6/5.11 here and you're lying about one or both of those grades

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          mirin

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Even if there was a genetically ideal body type for climbing it is largely irrelevant. You don't need to be world class to enjoy and get benefits from climbing.

    Anyone can put time in and improve their own climbing abilities. Most people don't do it competitively so how good you ultimately get doesn't really matter. Most climbers are just looking to beat their own records, or just get out and have fun.

    Climbing requires strength, flexibility, technique, problem solving abilities, persistence, determination, courage and gives you a massive incentive to not let yourself get fat.

    If you are lacking in any of those areas it doesn't mean you can't climb, climbing will help you improve whatever your weaknesses are.

    The only clash is that getting huge is a detriment. Excess muscle mass will limit your max grades. But even then it just means you have to pick your priorities. A reasonably big dude can still climb and have a good time, he just isn't likely to hit the high grades of the less bulky.

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