/ Training for climbing in a gym (on board ship)
Cv wise I have a good routine with circuits and rowing etc so Im certainly not piling on the pounds. However I just wondered If any body has any good training tips for a conventional gym. Usually I would have my rock rings with me but I stupidly left them back in the UK.
When I got back from sea I was climbing slightly harder than when I went away! This has continued to be the case.
The only loss I noticed was in my running ability. After a month or two of training ashore this was back to essentially the same level, if not better.
I had at my disposal a treadmill, punching bag, rowing machine, weight bench, dumbells, bar and more weights than I could possibly lift. I supplemented this with some therabands. There was a multigym style thing that allowed some other motions to be trained.
I did loads of core exercises, loads of upper body stuff and regularly ran five miles (all I could stand on the treadmill). I managed to use the climbing wall at Liverpool once a month, check if there is a convenient wall if you can get ashore for a few hours. Lots of dips, pushups, curls etc.
Forearms seem to be hard to reallty blast too.
Any others limitied to the gym?
Same boat here, no pun intended..I have been back from my last trip 3 weeks now and despite coming back fitter, stronger and leaner my main issue seems to be confidence when leading. I take a trx, resistance bands and do the insanity workout and tabtas as the majority of ships I go on don't have a gym. I intend to take a set of metolius rock rings on my next trip though.
I'm also working on a boat (too big to row) and looking to keep up my general fitness for mountaineering and climbing. I'll try your tips for climbing strength but was wondering if you can recommend any exercises for aerobic and leg fitness as well? I've not much experience in going to gyms before this as usually run or cycle outdoors.
Up the mainmast and out along the yard arms 10x a day?
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