My guess would be that a weekly gym climbing day focused on ARCing couldn’t hurt, maybe replacing another workout that hits the same energy system if adding it to current load hurts recovery. I’d wait for confirmation from the actual coaches, I’m not sure how they balance the high intensity of rock climbing with the low intensity necessary to remediate ADS.
Hi UA community:
“Covid wrecked my season, etc etc.” My adjusted objective for my full-time-essential-job-married-with-2-kids-ADS-having-moderate climber-self is the Culp Bossier (following a guide) on Hallet’s in CO on a Tuesday, then Wednesday doing a 2 day climb leading by brother in law up the Cables on Longs.
Many are familiar w/ those routes but the Culp Bossier is a 5.8 8 pitch (formally in the book) climb with a relatively easy approach but it’s at 10-11k elevation (I live/train at sea level). Let’s say 2k elevation gain day 1.
The Cables Route up Longs is mostly a hike. 3.5k gain day 1, camp, 1.5k gain day 2, then back to car.
So the trip will be 2k up and down Day 1, then 5k up and down over 2 days. My training thus far has been all aerobic base (TFNA 20wk plan) like mountaineering. I can climb 5.8 without any technical training. Endurance is another matter and pre-covid I was focusing on laps and on-wall time in the gym; since March it’s been killer core and hangboarding.
My climbing gym just opened up. How much climbing do/should I add to my thus far all mountaineering training (I’m at ~7-8 hours of base and 1 strength session per week)? I’ve been structuring my workouts around getting 6k+ of gain over 2-3 days and then rest (keeping in Zone 1-2) since it mimics my objective and fits my work schedule. I was about to start my ME phase and upping weight, keep going uphill. Legs feel strong but I haven’t climbed anything in months.
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