Sport-specific training: Evaluating Climbing Activities
By Douglas Hunter
In the past few posts I’ve given basic theory with only one analysis. So here is an invitation to more pragmatic analysis that we can do together. Below are links to three videos of activities that are said to be good training for rock climbing. Thinking only in terms of sport-specificity lets all take a look at each video and discuss our various opinions of each. Are they sport-specific (matching all three basic criteria), Quazi-Specific (matching one or two of the criteria, or non-specific, (matching none of the criteria). Describe the reasons behind your thinking, and also any questions or problems that you see in the videos or our three basic criteria. We will let the readers go first and then Dan and I will describe what we see. Don’t worry this isn’t a test, no one will be graded or flamed! Have fun! I look forward to seeing what you have to say.