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The 3 Best Strength Training Exercises for Climbers

Do you have trouble staying on the wall? Maybe you need to work on your strength… Discover the 3 best strength training exercises for climbers in this article.

Do you have trouble staying on the wall? 

Maybe you need to work on your strength… 

Read on to discover the 3 best strength training exercises for climbers.

Rock Climbing Strength Training Vlog


A strong grip is extremely important for rock climbing, and squeezes are one exercise that will improve this. 

You don’t even need any special equipment. Just use a tennis ball or something else that will give a bit of resistance as you squeeze it. 

Do 50 reps every day and increase as your strength improves.


One important climbing principle is to climb with your legs rather than your arms, so it makes sense to strengthen your legs.

Squats are ideal. There are numerous versions to pick from, and you can add weight to increase difficulty.


Pull-ups are great since you often have to pull yourself up while climbing

They are actually one of my favorite bodyweight exercises. Pull-ups can also be used to enhance your grip and as a whole-body conditioning workout.


In conclusion, having the technique is essential, but strength is also important. 

If you want to learn more about bouldering techniques and how to survive with rope, you can check out ‘Emergency Roping and Bouldering’

Safe training!

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Article by Sam Fury

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Sam Fury is the creator and owner of the Survival Fitness Plan.

He has had a passion for martial arts and outdoor pursuits since he was a young boy growing up in Australia.

As a young adult he joined the military and studied outdoor leadership in college. After that, to further his skills, Sam started traveling to learn from the best in the world in various fields related to the Survival Fitness Plan including various martial arts in China, SE Asia and Brazil, Parkour in Singapore, Surf Life Saving in Australia, and others. 

These days, he still enjoys learning new things, traveling and sharing what he has learned via the Survival Fitness Plan. 

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