Rock climbing is an activity that is commonly done indoors at a facility designed specifically for such sporting activities. It is a good way to improve your skills in rock climbing through regular practice while having fun with family or friends. Indoor climbing can be done in different variations with the most common being bouldering, traditional climbing, soloing and sport climbing. Among these variations, indoor bouldering is one of the most popular because of its various benefits to the body. In simple terms, bouldering involves climbing to reach low heights without using ropes and is often done on top of safety mats.
In most cases indoor bouldering works the muscles in the entire body including those in the back, leg, arms shoulders and abdomen among others. Other skills are also developed with habitual indoor climbing because of the analysis, patience and planning when trying to conquer a bouldering wall. Over time, experience climbers are able to develop attentiveness, determination and the ability to solve problems in advance when attempting a climb. In addition, regular involvement in this fun activity results in the buildup of stamina and strength in the body. However, to improving stamina through participation in indoor bouldering requires the taking of certain steps which include:
- Train when you are pumped
To improve your stamina, it is advisable to do indoor bouldering when you are full of energy. The best way to get energized is to attempt boulder problems that are below your sight level. These problems should be climbed in succession until they are completed. You can take a rest afterwards for a certain time period, preferably ten minutes before repeating the sequence again. As you body gains more endurance you can attempt harder problems on the bouldering wall for higher stamina.
- Work with a motivated climbing partner
Training with friends can be lots of fun but if you want your stamina to improve then it is better to partner with an individual that wants to achieve similar goals. Finding a partner may require making a bit of inquiries at the indoor facility but when you get one that is at your same climbing level then you are on your way to success. In most cases, you will be able to psyche each other towards your goals resulting in increased amounts of stamina that makes indoor bouldering more fun.
- Set up a structured climbing session
Planning early increases the chances of succeeding in improving your stamina when indoor bouldering. It is important to have a set goal for every session of climbing that you get involved in, if you are to see an increase in stamina. Therefore, it is important to have a plan written out on your training diary to help keep records of the sessions as a way of evaluating the training progress. Most times, the log-ins in the diary help keep you motivated every time you attempt indoor bouldering. In addition, you can include a training plan for the long term to ensure that you keep going on till you reach your goal.