When I was at my climbing peak I remember that one day I was trying to take out something out of the cupboard that was really hard to reach. It was actually something that was breakable and extremely heavy which needed to be lifted with both hands. I had to give up and waited for someone taller than me to help me. But now climbing has become a part of my everyday hobby. Though it may sound silly but I do believe that it was actually a combination of some great benefits of rock climbing that have helped me to get that thing out of my cupboard without any kind of dilly dally. This article will provide you with some great benefits of mountain climbing indoor. Here are some of the physical and mental benefits of climbing.
Full Body Workout
Whenever you go to the gym you come back at home with sore forearms and heavy legs. That maybe because of the heavy deadlift session, but do you know what’s fun about it? Start climbing a few times in a week and your whole body will be worked out every time. It will make your core extremely strong without you having to strain your back and neck with crunches and sit ups. Even your arms, back and shoulders will get toned without lifting a dumbbell and your legs will at the same time become super strong.
It Will Help You Become More Flexible
At the start of your climbing if you are not flexible then you will soon become after a few months of unreachable holds. But if this does not help then you can work on your flexibility outside your climbing hours. Yoga can be a great complement to climbing, helping you to improve your flexibility.
It Improves Your Balance
As your core slowly and steadily turns into a chiseled rock of awesomeness you will soon start to keep your balance on the rock. The amount of control climbers have on each of the muscles in their body will help you to stay centered and stable even in the most volatile positions that you can find yourself in.
It Works As A Stress Relief
Now with all the mental focus that you can buy it is no wonder that climbing can be the best reliever of stress. It is not only the meditative effects that helps to combat the cortisol. The physical exertion also plays a wonderful role in this to keep your endorphins going making you feel better and reducing stress level.
It Has Meditative Effect
Many climbers become so focused when they are climbing that their connection with the wall and their self-awareness puts them into what many of the climbers and athletes call it as the flow state. Meditation is actually a traditional form that can be hard to master and those who have struggled with it have found excellent results like climbing. Yoga is also another example of an effective physical way to meditate.