Workout : Low-Intensity Volume Circuit

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Maybe you don’t have much time to train on your woody. But you still want to get better at climbing, despite the Covid-19 crisis… Only have an hour? Maximize a lunch break, or shorter training session with these bouldering drills. For example this workout based on low-intensity volume circuit.

Whether it’s only temporary or a new routine, running into obstacles that limit time spent climbing and training is sometimes unavoidable. When time is tight, focus on quality over quantity. The workout that follow is catered to skill development.

Proper technique, efficient movement, and reading sequences correctly from the ground, are all aspects incorporated. With a little planning, a productive one-hour (read: lunch-break) workout is possible.

Select exercises that highlight weaknesses, or focus on certain skills you want to develop further.

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Workout : Low-Intensity Volume Circuit

If your climbing gym is still open, it will be perfect. If not, you will need to have a home climbing wall where you can create some boulders, to do this workout.

•Low Intensity

Keep the difficulty around 40-50% while choosing skills to hone that you find challenging from the warm up drills. The Perfect Repeats, or from weaknesses you’ve noticed popping up when climbing pumped. Spend 45 minutes focusing on one of these specific skills

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•Work Your Weaknesses

For instance, if you resort to climbing statically when fatigued, spend this workout climbing with momentum on all different types of terrain. Try to use it in situations that you normally wouldn’t, such as on slab. Worst case scenario, you fall on an easy problem.

Alternately, if you do a poor job reading and memorizing a climb before attempting it, spend time on sequence selection from the ground, and stick to the beta you chose once you are on the climb. If the beta you tried didn’t work, analyze why afterwards. And think about possible alternative sequences.

The more thought you put into this, the better you will become at reading boulders from the ground which will result in less energy-depleting mistakes. Even if you are working on your woody, and have created the boulders you will use for this workout, the effort of memorizing will help you to improve your climbing !

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