/ Training when not climbing-what do you do?
I want to lose some weight but struggle to run due to mild underlying ITBS so not sure what to do?
What sort of exercises do people do for core and flexibility to help with climbing?
Yoga and Pilates are your friends. They are wicked. I did often find though that I couldn't climb as hard the day after a core focussed Pilates class I guess because my abs were still hurting. This isn't a problem if you see climbing indoors as training though :)
Sports scientist cure thyself !
Invest in a fingerboard, pullup bar and set of dumbells and I'm sure you can work out or google the rest
ITBS is eminently fixable, but find something you enjoy.
If I was only interested in climbing I would
Work the push movements to protect from imbalances
A bit of fingerbording
Stretching, massaging and rolling out my muscles and/or yoga/pilates
And a bit of cardio, (it has just come to me but, I wonder if bag workouts would be a good way to improve arm endurance)
As for other things you can do, kettlebell circuits, yoga as other have said or even hangboarding if you feel your fingers can handle it are all good options.
Front Squats for your core.
Dead lift for all round strength.
Do some core, maybe sit ups, legs raises, side crunch thingies and dorsal raises.
Watching TV when an advert comes on donplanks, side planks, cat stretches etc.
I swim before work, climb 4 times a week and do judo 3 times a week. I've never been very good at rest days. I'll take a rest day depending on how I feel.
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