The Self-Coached Climber: The Guide to Movement, Training, Performance

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Stackpole Books, 2005 - Sports & Recreation - 228 pages
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"Still the best book on improving at climbing ... worth every penny and more." -- Dave MacLeod, online climbing coach blog

  • In full color with 52 practical training exercises designed to advance technique
  • Detailed anatomical illustrations explain climbing physiology
  • Includes an 85-minute DVD that shows concepts in action

    A dynamic package of training material from a pair of expert coaches, The Self-Coached Climber offers comprehensive instruction, from the basics of gripping holds to specific guidelines for developing a customized improvement plan. Hague and Hunter base their methods on the four fundamental components of all human movement--balance, force, time, and space--and explain how to apply these principles to achieve efficient results. The DVD presents live demonstrations of training exercises and features an original documentary of a 5.14a/b redpoint attempt by Adam Stack and Chris Lindner.

    Self-Coached Climber was named a finalist in the Mountain Exposition Category at the 2007 Banff Mountain Festival. For more information go to: http://www.banffmountainfestivals.ca/festivals/2007/book/finalists.asp

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    Review: Self-Coached Climber: The Guide to Movement, Training, Performance

    User Review  - Rory Armstrong - Goodreads

    A really good training book. I've read Dave Mcleod's 9 out of 10 climbers make the same mistakes which is also good. However, it is more a book for someone who's in a rut and needs motivation. This ... Read full review

    Review: Self-Coached Climber: The Guide to Movement, Training, Performance

    User Review  - Aleksey Polukeyev - Goodreads

    The book has proven itself to be very useful in understanding the trajectory of learning involved in climbing. The text supports being mindful with your body and the way you should apply it. Read full review

    Contents

    Balance
    1
    Establishing a Good Base of Support
    27
    Body Awareness
    45
    Turning and Flagging
    65
    Controlling Force Movement Initiation and Movement Centers
    85
    Learning Movement in Climbing
    109
    The Physiology of Climbing
    125
    Aerobic Endurance
    135
    Strength and Power
    155
    Emotional and Mental Training
    167
    SelfAssessment and Goal Setting
    175
    Your Personalized Training Plan
    189
    Glossary
    217
    References
    220
    About the Authors
    223
    Index
    224

    Anaerobic Endurance Training
    143

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    About the author (2005)

    Dan Hague founded Sportrock Climbing Centers in the Washington, D.C., area. He has been climbing for over thirty years and teaching climbing for twelve. Douglas Hunter has been climbing for twenty-five years and coaching climbers for fifteen. He is a professional filmmaker in southern California.

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