Most climbers will tell you that the best way to get better at climbing and bouldering is to simply go climb. They are unique sports that require muscle endurance, explosive power, finger strength, agility, flexibility, and core strength, and the most effective way to work all these components together is usually on the wall. However, you can certainly complement your training with additional exercises. We caught up with Miho Nonaka, a world-class athlete in competition bouldering, to find out which exercises she uses to get herself in top condition. In addition to a regular regime of climbing, here are a few of the exercises she integrates into her training.
TOP EXERCISES FOR ROCK CLIMBING1. LUNGE AND TWIST
Targeted muscles: Core, Glutes, Quads
How to Do The Exercise: Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and step down into a lunge position. Raise your hands palms facing inward in front of you with elbows bent. To twist, move from your core while keeping your glutes and tummy muscles engaged. How It Improves Your Climbing: This movement challenges your stability while helping you to strengthen your core muscles and legs. It will also help you to improve balance and coordination.
Targeted muscles: Core, Lower…