|By Said |
From Boulder, Co
Oct 18, 2012
I'm no physiology expert, but I find that climbing the bigger holds don't get me sufficiently warmed up. Generally, 100 climbing moves is the minimum before I jump on something close to or at my limit, particularly if the holds are small and tweaky.
If you are at a location where there are not many moderates, I will do a combination of things. Jumping jacks to get blood flowing. Clenching my fists tighter with each breath for 5 - 7 breaths. Pretending to flick water off my hands (Horst's conditioning for climbing exercise). Even grabbing a crimp on the wall while fully weighted on the ground to emulate climbing.
If you are getting flashed pump, maybe you are getting on problems that are too long?