Climbing is an exhilarating activity, and more and more people are taking it up as a hobby. It’s no wonder that climbing gyms keep popping up all over the country. If you’re in Rocky Mount or the surrounding area, you can start climbing, too! Rocky Mount Event Center’s Clip n Climb is the perfect place to learn and improve your climbing skills. Today in the Rocky Mount Event Center blog, we’ll be giving some tips and advice for climbing novices.
Strengthen Your Muscles
There are a few muscle groups you should focus on if you really want to be a stronger climber. Initially, focusing on forearms and shoulders is going to be your best bet. These muscles are used frequently while climbing, especially your forearms.
Your grip, which is one of the most important factors when climbing, has a strong correlation with forearm strength. You can strengthen these muscles groups with bodyweight exercises like pushups, pullups, dips, and chinups.
Use Your Feet
Beginner climbers usually get tired quickly because they don’t utilize their feet enough, primarily focusing on pulling themselves up with their arms. But when you’re climbing, you should be stepping up with your feet and using your arms more for balance and gripping. When climbing, focus on finding footholds first and foremost, and handholds after that. By improving your footwork, you’ll become a much better climber.
As with any exercise or sport, you’ll be much better and more energized if you’re eating well and staying hydrated. Fueling your body with complex carbs, protein, and water will ensure that you perform your best at the climbing gym.
Climbing is a lot of fun, and it’s easy to overtrain when you get too excited in the beginning. It’s vital that you get your rest and give yourself some recovery days so your muscles can repair themselves. You should also make sure to stretch to increase your flexibility and reduce soreness properly.
Come Climb at Rocky Mount Event Center
Now that you have a few basic tips, it’s time to get climbing! The Clip N Climb at Rocky Mount Event Center is the perfect place to learn the sport and improve your skills. Come climb with us today! Also, if you’re interested in booking a birthday party here, get in touch with us to work out the details. We have a video arcade, aerial ropes course, a soft play area, and much more!