Strength Training with Justin Alarcon
On November 16, Justin Alarcon will be holding a strength training clinic at Berkeley Ironworks. Alarcon, who has bouldered V12 in Bishop and double digits across the world, will be helping intermediate and advanced climbers break through their climbing plateaus with strength training.
"The strength training clinic is climbing specific. We're going to focus on training philosophies and strategies for developing strength for climbing that can't be achieved through climbing alone," said Alarcon about the clinic.
Justin on the power endurance testpiece Haroun and the Sea of Stories (V12)
One of the training aspects that Alarcon will be discussing is training through methods other than climbing. "For a long time climbers believed that the best way to get stronger for climbing was to just climb climb climb," Said Alarcon. "We now know that that is far from accurate. While climbing itself is absolutely necessary for improvement, its impossible to approach ones full physical potential without specific weight training."
Justin will also provide wardrobe tips on how to look strong- horizontal stripes make you look broader.
A climber for 11 years, Alarcon's biggest personal accomplishment has been his continuous improvement and growing passion for climbing. "Everyone who has been climbing for long enough has run into a plateau at some point or another, and for me, the key to breaking through these plateaus has been strength training."
The clinic will be held from 6-8 pm, a small number of people 2-4 will be in on the class, the class will cost $50.
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