Coronavirus Pandemic has significantly changed the way we live our daily lives. We are experiencing many negative restrictions. And the best way to fight it is to find the positive side in the negative.
I live in a mountainous area. I like wild nature and practice mountain sports. But with the advent of coronavirus, the mountains were loved even by those people who did not know about their existence. Now in the mountains every weekend you meet groups of people, families, youth, pensioners – all those who used to prefer to spend Saturday and Sunday in a restaurant or a party.
And this is a big plus in the situation with the coronavirus. People spend their time doing sports in the open air.
You can not only walk(trekking) in the mountains but also do rock- climbing.
If you are a beginner, start to work with a coach.
If you live in the city or far from the mountains, you can exercise in special gyms.
This is the best training to test your physical strength and mental endurance. Few other exercises work with the same amount of muscles as climbing, but also balance, flexibility, endurance and patience are important.
Rock-climbing is the training of the whole body, aimed at developing strength, balance, flexibility and aerobic training. Those who are professionally engaged in climbing, train in the open air.
Climbing is first of all a power training. But it also stimulates the heart rate and burns a serious amount of calories. On average, a person weighing 70 kg(154 pounds) can burn about 600 calories per hour of climbing.
However, when compared to other workouts, climbing is more like an interval workout because it gives shorter anaerobic bursts of power than cardiovascular workouts such as running or cycling, which tend to provide a more stable heart rate.
In classical climbing or bouldering (i.e., climbing on low rock formations without a rope) all muscle groups are worked out. Since the lower body is usually stronger than the upper body, a person will rely on the buttock muscles, hamstrings and calves to hold on to the wall, while the back, chest, shoulders and arms work together to lift the body up.
Progressively, the forearms will become stronger because, unlike many other traditional workouts, it will take a huge grip force to get to the top of the wall.
In addition to strengthening the muscles, you need to stretch to move from one technique to the next. Rock-climbing is a fantastic way to increase cortical strength, flexibility and coordination.
Not only the physical component of this workout is good for health. Advantages for mental health – a sense of confidence, the use of skills to solve problems, patience and endurance, as well as a sense of accomplishment, which a person feels when reaching the top.
It allows balancing mental processes, fighting depression and anxiety.
Rock-climbing meets the social needs of the person. In these classes, there is an element of the community, and the class in the group is a great opportunity to find new friends. It is also a great opportunity to find people with the same hobby in social networks and to train together.
The support and encouragement that a person feels from other participants, stimulate a sense of satisfaction, encourages improvement and development in this direction.
There is always a risk of falling or getting hurt, and therefore training should be conducted only under the supervision of professionals and on safe equipment.
There are very specific and strict rules, which must be followed.
Be sure to buy a good pair of sneakers and comfortable clothes that will allow you to move freely.
For beginners in climbing, an individual selection of training will help the body to adapt to physical activity and give time to learn a new set of skills. It is worth starting with one or two sessions per week, and when the body gets stronger, you can think about adding another session or training.