I need a rock climbing training regimen


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Nickc Diaz · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2017 · Points: 0

I need a rock climbing training regimen and have absolutely no idea where to start. The Rock Climber's training manual looks good, but I haven't paid more than $10 for a book since college. Thoughts?

Dan Austin · · San Francisco, CA · Joined Oct 2010 · Points: 0

Stop being a book miser.

nathanael · · Riverside, CA · Joined May 2011 · Points: 304

The majority of the content from the RCTM is on their website and blog posts.

Kevin Stricker · · Evergreen, CO · Joined Oct 2002 · Points: 555

Get a 1 month membership to Climb Strong. For $10 you will get a few dozen training plans to choose from. Pick the one that suits you best.

Ken Noyce · · Layton, UT · Joined Aug 2010 · Points: 2,067
Nickc Diaz wrote:I need a rock climbing training regimen and have absolutely no idea where to start. The Rock Climber's training manual looks good, but I haven't paid more than $10 for a book since college. Thoughts?
Just pay for the Rock Climber's Training Manual, The Anderson Brothers have put a ton of time into providing great training information for us to use, you might as say thanks by purchasing their book.
Charlie S · · Ogden, UT · Joined Aug 2007 · Points: 1,448
Ken Noyce wrote: Just pay for the Rock Climber's Training Manual, The Anderson Brothers have put a ton of time into providing great training information for us to use, you might as say thanks by purchasing their book.
It's simply worth it. A personal trainer will cost you way more. Things are laid out very clearly. If you have enough self-motivation, you'll do just fine.
EeT · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2015 · Points: 0

I got my RCTM when they first came out my copy is signed by the Anderson brothers. The book is awesome I have done the program twice. I might not have followed it completely but got super strong. And I'm pretty sure the gym close to my house follows it in there training programs. So much information not only gets you stronger but informs you on how not to hurt yourself.

Nickc Diaz · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2017 · Points: 0

Thank you all who have provided useful information. It is appreciated. I don't buy things just to say thanks, I'm glad that I've received good info to make an informed decision.

bruno-cx · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2009 · Points: 20

Better than Brothers Anderson Crushing, Neil Gresham Training Articles for FREE!

Overview
http://www.rockandice.com/rock-climbing-training/planning-a-years-climbing

Phases
http://www.rockandice.com/rock-climbing-training/building-a-better-climber-part-1-conditioning-phase

http://www.rockandice.com/rock-climbing-training/building-a-better-climber-part-2-low-intensity-endurance-phase

http://www.rockandice.com/rock-climbing-training/building-a-better-climber-part-3-strength-training

http://www.rockandice.com/rock-climbing-training/building-a-better-climber-part-4-power-endurance

http://www.rockandice.com/rock-climbing-training/building-a-better-climber-part-5-strength-and-power-training

http://www.rockandice.com/rock-climbing-training/building-a-better-climber-part-6-endurance-ii

http://www.rockandice.com/rock-climbing-training/building-a-better-climber-part-7-power-endurance-training

http://www.rockandice.com/rock-climbing-training/building-a-better-climber-final-part-peaking

Ken Noyce · · Layton, UT · Joined Aug 2010 · Points: 2,067
Nickc Diaz wrote: I don't buy things just to say thanks...
It's not just to say thanks, it's paying them for all the hard work they have done to put together the most comprehensive, easiest to use climbing training program there is.
Momoface · · Arvada, CO · Joined Apr 2008 · Points: 60

The RCTM is the gold standard for sure, but I also just picked up Horst's new book (the rock climbers exercise guide) and it's a nice bite sized, easy to absorb book that's a nice compliment to the textbook that is RCTM. I do prefer RCTM over 'Training for Climbing' as the base information text.

Nickc Diaz · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2017 · Points: 0

And maybe there's another person or company that I want to send my money to thank them for a job well done Ken. I wanted further information on available training regimens so I could give my money to who I choose based on what product I want. I got the information that I wanted. Thank you for your opinion and thank everyone for such good info!

For anyone following, so far I'm liking the RCTM and bruno-cx's recommendations from Rock and Ice.

Jon Frisby · · Brooklyn, NY · Joined Feb 2013 · Points: 100

http://www.stevemaischtraining.com/

will ar · · San Antonio, TX · Joined Jan 2010 · Points: 250
Nickc Diaz wrote:I need a rock climbing training regimen and have absolutely no idea where to start. The Rock Climber's training manual looks good, but I haven't paid more than $10 for a book since college. Thoughts?
What kind of climbing are you doing? What are your goals? What is your current ability?
Nick Drake · · Newcastle, WA · Joined Jan 2015 · Points: 478

Do you need a regimented training program? Probably not. This applies to sport and trad as well as bouldering:

https://www.climbstrong.com/articles/20150515

Peter nichols · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2013 · Points: 50

I have a copy of the rctm in good shape I'd sell for $25. Pm me if interested. Happy training everyone! - peter

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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