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

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Stackpole Books, Feb 17, 2006 - Sports & Recreation - 240 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

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 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

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Awesome book. Just reading gives you +0.5 grade (if you are below 5.11+). Reading attentively gives +1. And, finally, if you really understood some bits - it will boost you up to +1.5. %) Read full review

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

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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 (2006)

Dan Hague is an 18-year veteran in the indoor climbing industry who has built and managed 4 climbing gyms, the latest in central Virginia. He also consults with gym operators and sits on the Climbing Wall Association's Board of Directors. He is an avid climber, winning his division of the Triple Crown Bouldering Series in 2010.

Douglas Hunter was a full-time climber and coach for 10 years, during which time he trained many elite climbers and was a top level sport climber. He now lives and climbs in Southern California, where he continues to develop new training methodology.

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