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Rock Climbing Photo: Nutrition for big climbs by Ben Fullerton
Proper Nutrition for a Long Climb
Any serious climber knows the intense stress of a sun-up to sun-down climb. To maintain flexibility, power, balance, and muscular endurance, you need good nutrition and hydration before and during your climb. Making smart food and drink choices can help you move quicker, ...
Matthew Kadey at Climbing Magazine
Rock Climbing Photo: MOJO (190 cal) vs. Clif bar (260 cal)
Lose Weight Safely
As high-end sport climbing emerged in the 1980s, another climbing trend also surfaced—and no, we don’t mean the bright pink, tiger-print Lycra that littered the pages of Climbing mags of yesteryear. Body weight became a huge factor in the sport; some climbers were unhea...
Climbing Magazine
Rock Climbing Photo: Finger tendons by Keith Svihovec
The Best Rock Climbing Supplements
Climb long enough, and you’ll experience setbacks: tendonitis, torn pulleys, injured tendons/ligaments, joint pain, or shoulder injuries. They’re our war wounds from battling gravity. But just as year-round conditioning is important to stave off injury, so, too, is “tr...
Thomas Rosenberg at Climbing Magazine

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