Updated: Jan 28, 2022
Looking for a great way to stay in shape and learn a new sport? Indoor Rock Climbing is a great way to shake off those cobb-webs and learn some valuable climbing techniques to use when you're ready to try outdoor rock climbing.
The best way to train for Rock Climbing is to climb, in the gym or the crag. Of course, you need to know the basics before you take that first step. Number one, consult your doctor to make sure you are healthy enough to start an exercise regimen. Rock climbing takes upper body strength. You will need to at least be able to pull yourself up a rock face sometimes at an uncomfortable angle. Starting a morning schedule of push-ups, sit-ups and pull-ups will do wonders for your shoulder and arm strength. Flexibility is also very important, so taking time to stretch before, after, or during your workouts will yield good results. You will also want to work hand and finger strength for developing a stronger grip. As most rock climbing instruction occurs indoors you will most likely be climbing inside a rock climbing gym before you get to a real rock face. Most rock climbing facilities teach rock climbing and will have all the gear you will need to start practicing. Of course, you will need shoes,(check our Rock climbing reviews page to purchase a good pair, or click the image below to see HeadPointe's pick for best rock climbing shoe for beginners on Amazon.com.