As Eleanor Roosevelt has rightly said, “Do one thing every day that scares you.” And if rock climbing or wall climbing is one of those things that you are afraid to try, here are some amazing benefits of rock climbing that will definitely convince you to give it a shot.
Just to be clear, for those who think of Rock Climbing as a sport, are mistaken. It is much more than that. It is a great fitness activity too. And for anyone who likes to mix things up in their fitness regime, rock climbing is a great activity to add on. Here’s why:
Benefits of Rock Climbing
It is a full-body workout
Rock Climbing as an activity engages your entire upper and lower body. Your back and arms are engaged you pull up while your quads, calms and core are involved while climbing, So, if you are looking for a fun workout and don’t have time to work out different muscles separately, rock climbing can become your go-to thing.
Not just that, it is a great cardio activity wherein an average rock climbing sessions burns anywhere between 500-800 calories. So, even for those looking to shed some extra kilos, rock climbing serves as a great choice.
It gives you strength and flexibility
Needless to say, rock climbing directly impacts your muscles and core strength. The stretching, the pulling engages all your muscles including abs, obliques, delts, traps, biceps, lats, quads, and calves. Not just that, it is one of the few activities that also engages the muscles of your forearms. Even your fingers are working out! Your grip becomes stronger and you develop overall body strength.
At the same time, all the motion, the leaps, the holding stretches your body and makes it more flexible.
It reduces stress
When you are climbing, your mind is busy calculating your next step, your body considers it has a stressful situation and releases norepinephrine, the stress hormone, that calms you down and makes you feel relaxed. Not just that, when you climb, you often get so immersed in the activity, leaping, climbing that you feel a sense of ecstasy. Not to mention the sense of achievement that you get after a tough climb. So, you not only feel physically energized but also mentally relaxed after the session.
So what are you waiting for? Don’t you want to try rock climbing already? Well, we often host rock climbing or wall climbing sessions as a part of Fitato Exclusives. Check the exclusives section of the Fitato App and join us for the next session!
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