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Why Climbing is Good for Children

Why Climbing is Good for Children 1. Climbing teaches critical problem solving and decision-making skills. Climbing a climbing route is very much like putting together a puzzle. Each move requires steady, decision making, such as where to go and how best to get there. Over and over again. Learning the process of problem solving and [...]
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Nutrition: The Road To More Efficient Climbing (Part 1)

Nutrition: The Road To More Efficient Climbing (Part 1) Robert Portman is a researcher in the broader field of sports science, who has worked with athletes in almost every sport, has written three books on nutrition and sport, and even developed one of the first post-exercise recovery drinks. After his first experience in climbing, which [...]
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Nutrition: The Road To More Efficient Climbing (Part 2)

Nutrition: The Road To More Efficient Climbing (Part 2) The main objectives of refuelling on your ascent (or periodically throughout the day if you are climbing with ropes only) are to provide a quick source of energy, minimise dehydration and control muscle fatigue. All forms of exercise create muscle fatigue, which is an underestimated cause [...]