A fingers-first approach to becoming a better climber
Author: Ned Feehally
Paperback publication date: 16 Sep 2021
Paperback ISBN: 9781839810091
‘If you want to get a good insight into training and you want to improve your climbing, it’s worth checking out Beastmaking. You’ll find lots of training advice and also little tricks from someone who knows what it takes to climb hard.’ – Alexander Megos
Beastmaking by Ned Feehally is a book about training for climbing. It is designed to provide normal people – like you and me – with the tools we need to get the most out of our climbing. It features sections on finger strength, fingerboarding, board training, mobility and core, and includes suggested exercises and workouts.
‘When it comes to training for climbing, you are your own experiment.’
Beastmaking by Ned Feehally is a book about training for climbing.
It is designed to provide normal people – like you and me – with the tools we need to get the most out of our climbing.
It is written by one of the world’s top climbers and a co-founder of Beastmaker.
It features sections on finger strength, fingerboarding, board training, mobility and core, and includes suggested exercises and workouts.
There are insights from some of the world’s top climbers, including Alex Honnold, Shauna Coxsey, Adam Ondra, Alex Puccio and Tomoa Narasaki.
Free from jargon, it is intended to provide enough information for us to work out what we need to train, and to help us to train it.
Ned Feehally is one of the world’s top climbers and co-founder of Beastmaker, which manufactures wooden fingerboards and climbing training apparatus. He has been climbing for over twenty years, is a three-time British bouldering champion, has competed in world cup finals, and has been at the heart of pushing climbing standards in the UK over the last ten years. He is obsessive about data-led training but passionate about communicating what works and what doesn’t to regular climbers, which is what led him to write Beastmaking. He has climbed multiple Font 8cs, and in 2017 he climbed Trust Issues in Rocklands on his first attempt, joining a very small group of climbers to have flashed Font 8b+. In 2020 he made the first ascent of The Boss, one of the hardest problems on gritstone. He lives in Sheffield with his wife, Shauna Coxsey.
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