Session One: Warming Up
Too many climbers don’t warm up sufficiently, and jumping on your project too soon into your session not only increases your chances of injury, but also decreases your chances of success. A good warm up should consist of some light cardio and stretching before moving on to the sport specific section of your warm up; start off with five V0’s and then gradually work your way up to your on-site grade.
By climbing below your maximum ability, you can upgrade your technique by practicing climbing perfectly! Gracefully shift your center of gravity. Place each foot perfectly. Toe down. Pivot. Be hyper-aware of these body movements so that they become second nature when you really need them. Also, there’s no better time to work on your open hand strength than while you’re warming up…you don’t crimp while you warm up, do you? Ouch!