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HOW TO CLIMB 5.12 Eric Horst 1997 1st ed Paperback New
By Horst, Eric
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Colorado, Chockstone, 1997, 1st edition. 120 pp, b/w photos. New paperback.

In the sport of rock climbing, 5.12 is a magical grade. Looked upon as the door to the elite levels of difficulty, 5.12 is believed by many intermediate climbers to be out of their reach, but that’s where How to Climb 5.12 comes into play. This performance manual dispels the myth surrounding 5.12 and teaches average climbers that they can achieve heights previously considered the exclusive domain of the full-time climber.

How to Climb 5.12 can help intermediate climbers make the physical and mental jump to advanced climbing ability. It offers streamlined tips and suggestions on such critical issues as cutting-edge strength training, mental training, and climbing strategy. How to Climb 5.12 is the perfect manual to guide you on the road to mastery and to help make the trip as short as possible.

Inside you’ll find a self-assessment test to optimize your training, techniques and drills for accelerated learning of climbing skills, exercises for building strength and endurance, strategies for managing fear and building confidence, and tactics for on-sight climbing and working redpoint projects.

Contents:
Chapter 1: YES, YOU CAN CLIMB 5.12
Getting "On Route" To 5.12, Living In The Information Age, Nine Absolute Truths of Climbing Performance, Evaluating Your Current Performance, Self-Assessment Test

Chapter 2: HONING YOUR SKILLS - FAST!
The Optimal Amount of Climb Time, Practice Days Versus Performance Days, Learning New Skills, Blocked Practice of Difficult Moves, Variable Practice of Skills, Skill Guidance Methods, Self-Awareness of Performance, Modeling Advanced Climbers, Developing a Broad Repertoire of Skills, On-Sight Practice Payoffs, The Synergy of Mental and Physical Practice, Speed Training of Skills, Downclimbing Routes, Fatigued Skill Practice, Random Skill Practice, Feedback and Video Analysis

Chapter 3: WELCOME TO CONDITIONING
General Fitness Conditioning: Lose the Fat, Thin the Muscle, Flexibility Training, Strength Training 101, Supplemental Strength Training Exercises
Advanced Fitness Conditioning: Sport-Specific Strength Training, The "4-3-2-1 Training Cycle", Phase 1: Four Weeks of Forearm Endurance Training, Phase 2: Three Weeks of Finger Strength Training, Phase 3: Two Weeks of Anaerobic-Endurance Training, Phase 4: One Week of Rest and Recovery
Preventing Injury and Speeding Recovery: Supplemental Training for Muscle Balance, Rest and Recovery From Workouts, Nutrition to Speed Recovery, Sleep and Grow Strong

Chapter 4: WINNING THE HEAD GAMES
Motivation Multiplies Talent, Goals That Compel Action, Discipline Leads To Excellence, Cranking Up Confidence, Visualization - Preprogramming the Future, Developing Preclimb Rituals, Reasonable Fears Versus Unreasonable Fears, Turning Down the Pressure, Focus - The Mind's Hold on the Rock, Maintaining Control and Poise, Self-Talk Yourself To Success

Chapter 5: CLIMBING YOUR FIRST 5.12 (& BEYOND!)
Picking the Right Route, On-Site Climbing Tips, Working a Redpoint Route, Redpointing Your Project, Tricks For Tough Climbs

Chapter 6: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

GLOSSARY
APPENDICES
FITNESS EVALUATION AND QUESTIONNAIRE
REFERENCES


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