/ Aching Arms
Not sure I like the thought of ripping my muscles ! It's my upper arms that are giving me the most grief. Think it's from doing moves having my arms fully stretched upwards and then having to smear. My arms have never agonised me like this before even having lead overhangs!
Having trained for 7 months you should have a good feel for how your body feels when you have normal muscle soreness. If it feels worse than this it could be an injury.
I would take a week off and do some light cardio and get a sports massage and re-asses after a week off.
Although I've been climbing for 7 months it's only this week I've been climbing 6bs most of which I'm able to complete albeit with a few falls! Arms are fine now so probably over did it. Will not do as many 6b walls in next session !
I'm finding that most of the 6b routes at my local wall require my arms to be fully stretched out with my fingers just managing to get a grip on the handhold before I can then smear to the next foothold = hardwork for an 8.6st weakling with little muscles !
Great it sounds like your muscles are just getting used to the increased load you are placing on them :) A week off won't hurt if you haven't had a rest week for 7 months though. Have fun.
hope the arms are all better now.
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