It's no secret that Indoor Rock Climbing is a great form of exercise that both challenges you and leaves you feeling accomplished. But do you know why it's such an incredible form of exercise? Read on to learn how Indoor Rock Climbing can benefit you!
If you want to burn some calories but don't want to go to a regular gym, indoor rock climbing is the perfect sport for you. Not only does it get your heart rate going, but it also pushes you to your limits and gives you a great sense of accomplishment when you're finished. The activity has no limitations, as long as you have the essential equipment needed for it.
Indoor rock climbing is one of the most exhilarating sports around. It is a great way to channel your inner adventurer while staying indoors. And the best part? It offers a lot of health benefits. Read below to find out the 5 health benefits of indoor rock climbing.
It increases strength and grip
Your strength increases when the muscle fibers in your body break down and rebuild. This process is as easy as exercising a muscle consistently. Eventually, the weak muscle fiber breaks down and stronger muscle fiber takes its place, and in turn, your strength increases. Rock climbing exercises all your muscles at once. You’ll use the muscles in your arms and legs to pull you up the wall while your abs work to keep you balanced. It is the ultimate sport for increasing strength. Another benefit of rock climbing is that it increases your grip strength. One of the essential pieces of equipment that adds to your grip is chalk.
It Improves coordination and balance
Rock climbing develops physical coordination. If you have good coordination already, rock climbing will improve it further. It is a challenging sport where you need to carefully plan your path before proceeding. Rock climbing bolsters cognitive skills that can be used in the real world.
Balance is essential when you’re rock climbing and it goes together with strength. The more consistent you are at climbing the more your core strength increases and further improves your balance. It is important to have the best rock climbing shoe during climbing to have a perfect balance. Acquiring excellent balance will allow you to experiment with different positions in rock climbing.
It burns calories
Indoor rock climbing is great for burning calories. Calories are essential for gaining or losing weight. The math is simple; to lose weight, you simply eat fewer calories and burn more. The amount of calories you burn off depends on your body type and age. Indoor rock climbing is a great cardio exercise and way more fun than an indoor treadmill.
It increases flexibility
Rock climbing demands flexibility and adaptability. You have to pull, reach, leap, climb, and jump. Your range of motion will increase so you can leap to the next foothold. If you are not as flexible at the beginning of rock climbing, with consistency, you will end up being much more flexible. All the stretching and reaching can enormously improve your overall flexibility, which in turn, could help tone your body.
Indoor rock climbing is great for people who are looking to get fit without going to a conventional gym. It reduces stress and improves your flexibility. Everyone should give rock climbing a try!
As 2023 comes to an end, I have been working up on finishing all the final chores to complete the 2023 season and expeditions. Some of those chores include finalizing spread sheets and costs, editing, resizing and watermarking photos and posting those photos to social media and NiagaraAdventure.ca. I also have to start my planning of the 2024 Expeditions, and begin selling 2024 NAC Season Passes, (2024 Season Passes will go on sale on December 1st). The work of a guide is never done.
As I stated in the last newsletter, the format for events will change for the next while. I will host three indoor climbing events and one hike each month until the weather is a little nicer. I have made this decision due to the lack of interest for Friday hikes, and with the colder weather approaching, interest will drop off even more. I will increase the number of hikes when the weather gets nicer, or when I am able to host on weekends again, whichever comes first. Fingers crossed for weekends!
Make sure you check below and visit the Events Page for upcoming events. Currently we have two more indoor climbing events and a day hike on the calendar. Climbing is always a blast, and first timers climb for free! (Rental Gear not included). That's right, the first visit to Climber's Rock Inc. with NAC is almost free. You will receive a day pass and a climbing lesson at no charge. Bring your own equipment or rent what you need for $12 + tax. And while you are looking, check out the upcoming Quarry Ridge Hike! This is a beautiful hike through Lincoln, Ontario that offers many scenic vistas and close encounters with a few waterfalls. It will be an amazing hike!
That's all the news for this week. As always, stay safe, and happy hiking!