Friday, June 21, 2019

Controlling Your Climbing Pump through Breathing

Mani the Monkey is a climber and youtube climbing coach. His youtube channel is filled with awesome ideas and techniques to help you build your rock climbing skills.

In the following video, Mani narrates an ascent of a 5.13 route that he recently completed. His narration is specifically oriented to the way he is breathing and the way he is managing his pump. To illustrate this, he made a "pumpometer" on the left-hand side of the page. This shows how pumped his forearms are and how he uses rests and breathing to decrease the pump.

Check it out!

--Jason D. Martin

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