Help me climb!
September 11, 2011 2:00 PM Subscribe
I am relatively new to climbing. Help me increase the endurance of my forearms.
posted by prunes to health & fitness (29 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
I've been bouldering for about four or five months. Full disclosure, I climb in a gym (Hidden Peak in Chicago, holla). I can send most v0s and v1s and the occasional v2. v3s and above still feel outside of my reach.
I feel like the biggest thing holding up my progression is my forearm stamina.
When I say forearm stamina, there's really two things at play in my opinion.
1) I can't stay on the wall as long as I would like. This is my muscles giving out.
2) I can't climb as often and as long as I would like. I start to get a tingling verging on pain in what I believe are my tendons near my elbows. This limits me to climbing every four days max. I've tried waiting only 3 days and my tendons just can't handle it.
What should a new climber like myself do to continue my progress?