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Listen to the Master: mental training by James Person
The master of solo ascents, James Pearson gives some pieces of advice when it comes to the mental training.

Listen to the Master: Iker Pou
Iker Pou tells us a little bit about his training techniques in sport climbing.

Theraband - Training the Opposing Muscles
In every sport discipline training is focused on the development of strength and muscles needed for success. In extreme situations this can lead to big disproportions between muscle groups used for the given sport and the opposing muscle groups. For climbers often seen examples of this phenomenon include arched fingers, shoulders and back.

Sending in Cold Temperatures
In „Masters of Stone III” Ron Kauk kneels down and presses his fingers against a cold rock before getting on Thriller in Camp 4. Since than more and more climbers came out and state the advantages of climbing in lower temperatures, against the popular belief that when the thermometer shows less than 10 degrees Celsius it is time to hit the gym.

Listen to the Master: Ben Moon
"I think that young people worry too much about training and don’t climb enough. Now, I spend all my time training, but in the early days I’d climb, climb, climb. Technique is the key; all good climbers have it, and you’re not going to get it on a campus board, or doing footless problems, or even climbing on plastic."

Listen to the Master: Lynn Hill
The essence of climbing technique hinges on having a keen sense of body awareness. Experience plays a critical role, but the focus of attention is paramount. At first, my focus was polarized on clutching the handholds but over time, I began to understand the finer aspects of how to apply force on a given shaped hold.

Listen to the Master: François Legrand


Fast climbing is very mental. It’s a matter of motivation. When you’re tired, you may feel like you want to give up. But if you want to succeed you have to be strong mentally, you have to push yourself to go faster, and double the amount of motivation at that moment.

Climbing Injuries – Master’s Advice


You put in all this work and effort, you get really strong, you’re all over the route, you’re definitely gonna do it and then… Bam! Something goes. You’re injured. You have to take months off, which is so stressful.

Josune Bereziartu on Training

I think that the mental aspect is one of the most important things when a climber works on a project. I believe that each person was born with a capability to develop their mental power. Our mental power pushes our body to go further.

John Gill on Training
Each of you is unique. Experiment and find what works best for you. Don't think that the one-size-fits-all approach of some books or gurus will necessarily be best for you. And have some fun training – make it a ritual and a game. Be sure to have frequent rest days, and don't overstress those small tendons. Gain your strength gradually and safely.

Listen to the Master: Jerry Moffatt
The biggest mistake I've made over the last 15 years is not stretching, and I'm paying for that now in injuries. I don't take my clothes off and sit in front of the fire, but I do stretch my fingers, wrists, elbows, shoulders, neck, and back, a little all the time.

Listen to the Master: Ben Moon, Part 1
"Variety is the spice of life. Look what it did for Simon Nadin. He climbed on all types of rock in all styles and all over the world and became World Champion. Variety will give you good skills, stop you stagnating and keep you motivated."

It’s all in your mind: Mental Training Quotes
"Relaxation, acceptance, and keeping open mind are key. First of all, peak performance isn’t possible if one is not relaxed, and if one is going to stay relaxed they must simply accept problems when they arise and decide to solve them(...)." Lynn Hill

Better Bouldering: Master's Advice
"I think, for bouldering particularly, the more time one spends on a veriety of difficult rock problems, the better. […] Training on simulated climbing moves or special apparatus can become an end in itself – much like kata is to a martial artist."

Malcolm Smith's Secrets
Training is a bit of mistery. I don’t think anyone knows the perfect way to train… (...) I’ve always listened to my body rather than following a strict regime, and tried to be open-minded. (…) Train when you feel like training and rest when you feel like resting.

 
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