Thursday, October 11, 2012

Indoor Climbing

Workout of the Day

WOD 1 - in the morning...

100 empty bar box squats

WOD 2 - in the afternoon...

1 hour indoor bouldering

As the rest week progresses, today was yet another variation on how to stay active without imparting serious stress to the joints or intensity to the nervous system.  Picking routes that challenge my novice climbing level wasn't hard, so I basically ended up playing for an hour while getting a decent sweat.  Aside from the obvious coordination and balance benefits inherent in this activity, climbing offers a great way to strengthen your grip and highlight your limitations from a flexibility perspective.  If you can't stretch or contort your body into every position imaginable, it's going to be exposed on the wall.  This has always been one of my favorite de-load from training activities and it'll continue to be so.  If you haven't tried it someplace, look a location up and give it a shot.  Cheap, fun, and addicting.

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