The best-selling book on training for climbing—over 200,000 copies sold worldwide!
This 3rd edition of Training for Climbing builds on the international best-selling first and second editions of this breakthrough text. Drawing on the latest climbing research, Training for Climbing presents a comprehensive, evidence-based program for improving climbing performance. With the unique perspective of a veteran climber, researcher, and coach, Eric Hörst blends leading-edge sport science with his decades of climbing and coaching experience to create a content-rich text packed with practical how-to and what-to-do information.
Some of the vital topics explored in detail:
This edition of Training for Climbing includes expanded chapters on developing strength, power, and endurance in the crucial finger flexor and pulling muscles, as well as a must-read chapter on developing exceptional core strength. Hörst completes his coaching with dedicated chapters on technique and mental training, performance nutrition, accelerating recovery, and injury prevention. The book’s 352 pages of expert instruction make for the most advanced and complete book of its type!
Let Hörst’s passion for climbing, research, training, and his exploration of the boundaries of personal performance help you achieve your personal best!
Got this book as an intermediate climber (V6) and have found it very useful. If you’re looking for a training routine(s), it so much easier to find or make a program if you have an underlying understanding of how your muscles and tendons function and how different types of training affect and influence them. The book has been really empowering and for me it’s been the most coherent and useful source that I’ve found to help me delve into the somewhat murky world of training. Combine it with the podcast and you probably won’t need much else in my opinion.
Training For Climbing
Well written with cited scientific sources. Makes training effective and planning routines easy.
Only been training a couple weeks and already lead my first 5.11a outside.
Couldn’t recommend this book more.
The Training for Climbing manual is a staple in our household. I’ve ordered another copy today so we can obsess simultaneously. This manual is comprehensive, clearly written, and does a wonderful job at explaining the principles, relevance, and application of complex exercise physiology. It can be a bit overwhelming when you first dive in, but that’s a good thing. There’s so much to learn and apply. I’m certain Training for Climbing will be a lifelong resource. Stay curious!
I had been climbing for about a year and a half when I stumbled across this book. People in the gym and at the crag commented on how all of a sudden I started progressing with my climbing more and more. This is a must have for climbers (and other athletes for that matter) looking to improve their all around climbing. I'm not the strongest reader in the world but this book got me hooked. Each week I look at new chapters, find new pieces of info on how to improve on what I'm doing; it's put everything into perspective. If your new or a veteran climber, I would strongly recommend this book. I try to sell this book when I'm at the gym. I'll even talk to people about tips for training, injury prevention, mental, and nutrition and they'll respond with "was that from the Horst book?" Absolutely. I'd give this book 4 star on mountain project, a classic carriage road test-piece! Thank you so much Eric!