Climbing is one of the most rewarding and exciting physical activities that nearly anyone can get into. Part of the reason it’s so rewarding is that it’s so challenging. But just because it’s challenging doesn’t mean it’s impossible. With practice and persistence, anyone can improve their climbing ability. In this article, the experts at Hoover Climbing & Adventure will discuss a few things that you can do to improve your climbing ability.
We all know what’s coming — the old saying, “practice makes perfect” is so overused it likely makes your eyes roll. That said, it’s common for a reason. Climbing several times a week will do a few things for you. First, it will begin to train your body to adjust to the physical demands of climbing. Your forearms, core, and legs will strengthen. You grip strength will improve by leaps and bounds. You will likely feel sore for the first couple of weeks, but consistent improvement is well within your means as long as you stay dedicated.
Make sure to practice your climbing safely. Before you get on the climbing wall, check out this blog: Safety Tips for Hoover Climbing & Adventure
Switch Up Your Climbing Routine
Climbing a single type of wall or boulder will improve your ability to climb that particular challenge. If you want to become an overall better climber, it is important to switch up your routine often. One of the great aspects of Hoover Climbing & Adventure is our multitude of different styles of climbing walls. You can attempt a number of challenges that will test your ability at the same location.
Give Full Effort
This may sound like common sense, but many people don’t use their maximum effort when climbing. When you want to improve, you have to really try hard. Climb routes or walls that require your full effort to complete. Your body will acclimate and adapt to the stimulus you give it. If you are only climbing the easy routes, you won’t see the improvement you desire. In general, if you always succeed at your climbs in just a few attempts you likely aren’t testing yourself enough.
Visit Hoover Climbing & Adventure Today
If you are looking for the place to start your climbing journey, Hoover Climbing & Adventure is perfect. We have a huge range of climbing challenges from the very beginning stages to more advanced, difficult climbs. Whether you are an adult or you are looking to find a place to bring the kids — we have climbing challenges for you. Call our team directly if you have any questions at 205-739-7364.