long time lurker, finally came out of the closet looking for info.
My name is Lorenzo, I am Italian, I am 42 years old and I’m a rock climber.
I have trained for the last 21 years for climbing with very little knowledge, but have recently applied many techniques I read about here to my training for climbing, with really good results: contrast training for pull ups, front levers, front lever pulls, isometrics, snatch pulls for full body power, etc.
As you can imagine, bodyweight is very important in climbing: I am 172 cm tall and 65 kg, so ridiculously small for T-Nat’s standards, but a little heavy for a climber. It’s not uncommon to find adult climbers below 60 kg.
I don’t want to lose weight because I like to be muscular, but I’d like to shed some fat. Some very stubborn fat on my belly.
Of course I should watch what I eat, but being Italian it’s not that easy, match it with stressful jobs and unpredictable schedules, and you have lots of pizzas, sandwiches, restaurants, wine and the likes.
After reading one of the latest articles, I am very intrigued by the idea of fitting some heavy finishers into my training. The problem is: I don’t want to put on mass!
I tried some very short Sprints, like 10/15 meters, 6 reps with good rests in between. Fantastic. But then I broke my medial meniscus climbing, so that’s out for the moment.
What else would you suggest, that I could do at home?
I was thinking about matching some Spider Walks with the Pull ups routine of the Finishers’ article.
Which reps/times/rests combinations would you suggest?
The pull ups will affect my back muscles for the next climbing session, though.
Very open to other ideas!
Thanks a lot, ciao.