The Climbing Bible: Practical Exercises

Technique and strength training for climbing

Author: Martin Mobråten Stian Christophersen Bjørn Sætnan

Series title: The Climbing Bible

Paperback publication date: 03 Feb 2022

Paperback ISBN: 9781839811043

The Climbing Bible: Practical Exercises by Martin Mobråten and Stian Christophersen is a collection of exercises designed for developing technique and strength for climbing. It is illustrated with over 200 photos, and features insights from the authors and other top climbers. Also included is a section for children and young climbers.

The Climbing Bible: Practical Exercises by Martin Mobråten and Stian Christophersen is a collection of exercises specifically designed to help you train technique and strength so that you can develop and improve as a climber. After two decades of climbing, training and coaching, the authors have built up a huge library of exercises, and they share many of them with you in this book.

The first section focuses on your technique, with emphasis on footwork, grip positions, balance, direction of force and dynamics, among other things. The second section features exercises to help you train strength and power – with on-the-wall exercises, finger strength and fingerboarding exercises, arm exercises and more. Also included is a section for children and young climbers to help their parents and coaches create great sessions for kids. This chapter presents games, technique exercises and physical training ideas for children.

Illustrated with over 200 technique and action photos, and with insights from the authors and other top climbers, The Climbing Bible: Practical Exercises will inspire you to try new exercises in every training session. Keep it in your climbing wall bag, cover it in chalk and embrace the variety so easily found in climbing.

Martin Mobråten has a master’s degree in civil engineering, has climbed for over 20 years, been an athlete on the Norwegian national team and is a former Nordic champion in climbing. He has climbed extensively outdoors and has redpointed several routes graded F8c+ and boulder problems up to Font 8c. Martin has coached the Norwegian Climbing Federation’s youth recruits and many of the stronger juniors in the Trondheim community for the past ten years. Martin works daily with climbing courses, route setting and facilitating climbing both indoors and outdoors.

Stian Christophersen is a physiotherapist and coach, has climbed for over 20 years, been an athlete on the national team and was the 2009 Norwegian bouldering champion. He has also climbed extensively outdoors and has first ascents of routes up to F8c and boulder problems up to Font 8b+. Stian is a former national team coach in climbing and is a personal trainer for several of Norway’s best climbers. He has also been responsible for the Norwegian Climbing Federation’s education of coaches, and in addition to running his own physiotherapy practice he educates the next generation of coaches at both a national and international level.

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