/ Climbing when aching?
ok so due to work and other commitments i've been uunable to climb since march/early april.
back then i was just pushing my grade and working 7a's, so was in the best shape i have ever been in climbing wise.
i can now climb again, tuesdays and thursdays every week, and started this tuesday just gone.
the problem is, even tho i took it easy (in terms of minimal crimping, no mono pockets etc..) i still ache. yesterday it was serious aching (everywhere!) and today only really in the forearms and when tensing abs/coughing.
so, having told all my climbing buddies which i havn't seen since the start of the year that i'd be there tonight, should i climb with still slightly aching forarms? (perhaps just take it easy?)
is this too much too soon and i'll pop a finger, (really don't want!) or just some muscle ache with minimal risk to fingers so long as i'm sensible?
Sounds fine mate, a first session back takes longer to recover from.
I don't think you'll risk over training by going 2 days a week. You don't have to be fresh to train. Your aches sound muscular and you won't pop a finger if you're being careful like you say you are.
If your sessions are close together, you might want to structure it Bouldering on Tue and Routes/Endurance on Thurs. IMO routes is better if you're not completely recovered.
Hope this helps.
Take it easy, see how you go on. If it's just a mild ache it'll likely ease off as you warm up anyway. If it's an ongoing problem you could look to swap the order of your sessions around so the Thursday one is the more intensive giving you more recovery time.
You read my mind; was bouldering on Tuesday so gonna hit the wall, keep it easy and work stamina.
looking forward to getting back into training ready for a early jan/feb trip somewhere hot!
Climbing when you ache (forearms, abs, shoulders) is not something you need to be too worried about (unless the aching is in your fingers!). I do it fairly often since I increased my climbing to 4 times a week. Its when you don't ache after your sessions you need to worry... you're not trying hard enough!!
now thinking about it, it really does mean i needed to turn things up a bit!
> Climbing when you ache (forearms, abs, shoulders) is not something you need to be too worried about (unless the aching is in your fingers!). I do it fairly often since I increased my climbing to 4 times a week. Its when you don't ache after your sessions you need to worry... you're not trying hard enough!!
If you are aching, it means your muscles need time to recover. They need to recover to get stronger. Rest days are an important part of the process. Sometimes it's better to have short sessions and be fresh to climb again the next day. Depends what you want to achieve.
cheers for the responses.
Now you've gotta find something to do in the 4 rest days before your next session!
(but i think its gonna take me till tuesday to fully recover from this week!) haha
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