- In the field
- Bouldering - Sport climbing
Alli Rainey on the value of rest for climbing training
Rest: it seems like a no-brainer. To climb your best, you should rest between efforts, get plenty of sleep, and take ample days between climbing or training sessions. Yet this simple concept proves to be a pitfall for nearly all enthusiastic climbers at some point. Not resting enough can sabotage performance, both short-term and long-term, undermine potential progress, decrease excitement for climbing, and ultimately lead to injury and burnout.