The self-coached climber by Dan Hague, , stackpole books edition, in English. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Dan Hague is an year veteran in the indoor climbing. Download this ebook at: [PDF] The Self-Coached Climber: The Guide to Movement Training.

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No-hands climbing - need to position COG precisely to be able to step up without hands, focus attention on pushing and pulling sensations in. Sexism in climbing as a Performance Issue. (I started the blog post a long time ago but didn't finish it until this week). A few months ago Kristin Horowitz penned . According to the book, the training days recommend doing everything at a one training day: mixing strength, stamina, hypertrophy and.

And if the authors broached a topic on the edge of our understanding, such as the utility of campus boards and system walls in training, they said exactly that.

The book includes sample training plans and a training DVD.

This book presents a model of climbing movement that is both technical in it's treatment of physiology and practical in a relatively simple model of balance and efficiency of motion.

First the author describes what he considers the main components of climbing, beginning from the simple concepts of balance, force, space, and time. From this beginning he increasingly becomes more specifi Like most technique and training books, the worth is in the utility of the exercises and how effective they are.


From this beginning he increasingly becomes more specific, leading to a discussion of specific movements a climber will preform on the rock. His main tool for visualizing climbing motion is the climbers center of gravity relative to a "base of support" formed by the other contact points with the wall.

To the degree you can keep you center of gravity low, and base of support large, you will feel increased stability and less demand on the hands to pull your body into balance.

The base of support metaphor is pretty good, and does suggest the forces acting on a climber. What makes the model practical is that it can be felt by a climber by paying attention to the direction of force on their body and thus learn to precisely that control of force to move in the direction they want as efficiently as possible.

The book presents specific activities a climber can to do become more aware of their movement. Further activities for training as also discussed.

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Overall I'd very much recommend this as a climbing technique book. The second half of the book focuses on training.

The various types of training are aerobic endurance, anaerobic endurance, strength and power, and mental training. They go over in detail different types of training to focus on each of these areas.

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Aerobic is trained by ARC climbing, which is climbing for a long time without pumping out. Anaerobic is highlighted by one of the most painful exercises, the dreaded 4 x 4.

The hangboard and campus board is used to train strength and power along with threshold bouldering at your limit.

Last, is the mental training chapter, which is quite helpful to control fear of falling, and how to learn to succeed and fail.

There are better books out there that are dedicated to mental training , but like I said, this book is the most overall comprehensive. The Self Coached Climber finishes with a self assessment chapter, and then various training plans for different levels of climbers.

The SCC is best used by people with consistent access to a good climbing gym. To perform all of the exercises and drills you will need various routes and boulder problems of various angles and difficulties.

More advanced climbers will also need a campus board and hangboard to effectively use this book.

The text is great, but I think the training will require a huge time commitment that many will not be able to afford. The DVD should not be overlooked! I originally thought it would be some cheesy, under budget thing that is used to entice the download of the book.

Not so! The segment of two pro climbers attempting to redpoint a route in Smith Rocks is worth it alone. I got a lot out of watching their progress, which is documented very well.So its important to not hand a climber anything, or do anything that can drawn their attention away from tying their knot.

For the first time, the authors lay out in detail the importance of establishing balance on the rock, what balance actually means in a rock climbing situation and provide superb descriptive and illustrative examples of balance in action on the rock. I rate this book 5 stars not for myself, but for others.

And if the authors broached a topic on the edge of our understanding, such as the utility of campus boards and system walls in training, they said exactly that. Alberto rated it really liked it Feb 16, Anyway, I think I have come up with a good mechanical description of what body tension is; but this description is getting long and it includes several concepts not commonly discussed in climbing circles so I need to lay some groundwork prior to getting down to brass tacks.

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