Like all full-body exercises, indoor climbing makes use of the entire body. Strong upper and lower extremities are a great plus, but you can always start your wall climbing journey without it, just sign up in a beginner’s class.
What then is the physical extent of this adventurous workout? Indoor climbing focuses on a person’s whole body, but puts more weight on one’s hands and forearms – which are the areas often neglected during regular workouts. These two body parts are usually the first to become tired and exhausted. You might be surprised, even for a fitness bum, by the feeling of exhaustion after the first few minutes of the workout.
Burns much more calories than any ordinary workout
According to studies, both indoor and outdoor wall climbing spend a whooping 970 calories per hour but it is dependent on the person’s gender and height. Even the rappelling down sheds 700 calories an hour – an estimated total of 1670 calories burned after the entire up-and-down exercise.
Makes you flex your muscles
The first few climbing sessions can be brutal, especially if you are not that flexible enough. But indoor climbing changes that after those first sessions, forcing you to keep up with gravity and work your muscles so hard your range of motion will speed up. You will be amazed as to how flexible your hips and shoulders will be after enjoying the workouts.
Boosts your brain power
If you think climbing is all physical, you thought wrong. Thinking is as basic as having to stretch your arms to reach the next stone. You need to figure out which is the best way in getting to the top with minimal moves to store up energy. This then increases your skills in problem-solving and hand-eye coordination – two skills not commonly seen in standard workout moves.