Builds Muscle and Endurance
Climbing is much more than upper body strength. Your core and lower body are just as important. With the intricate feet work to the dynamic moves to ascend a climb, you’re guaranteed to build good lean muscle. Not often known for being a cardio workout, climbing can really get the heart pumping and increase your longevity as well.
Increases Brain Function
Ever wonder why you hear people call a certain route a “problem”? Because that is exactly what they are! Climbing involves problem-solving skills that help you achieve the goal of making it to the top. Playing out your moves beforehand will not only help your technique but will boost your brain activity immensely.
Stress is one of the leading causes of many deadly illnesses around the world. Climbing has been proven to reduce stress by increasing levels of norepinephrine, a chemical that that helps balance your brains’ response to stress.