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Dec 1, 2009, 8:12 AM

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Staying in climbing shape with a personal trainer
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I have had two surgeries in the last three weeks to correct big toe joints in both feet. I cannot climb for 12 weeks (I went to the rock gym after the first surgery, it wasn't pretty) and I have signed up with a personal trainer for the next 12 weeks. Prior to the surgery, I was climbing 3-5 days per week and really felt like I was "in shape" and feeling strong.

So far I have had 4 sessions and I am amazed at how weak I feel. I think the surgeries may be taking more out of me than I expected. But, I am so winded, sore, nauseous during and after our sessions. I really hate going! I am surprised at how many muscles I don't use while climbing. He is really working my whole body and while I have some strengths (forearms for one...) I have a lot of weaknesses (triceps...).

My goal is to return to climbing with improved core and lower body strength. I am hoping that I maintain upper body strength and maybe even improve.

Has anyone used a personal trainer before? Did you get value out of it? Will my sessions improve (less nauseous, more endurance, more fun)?

I am seeing this as a means to an end, I want to be in Potrero in March and I don't want to be a "passenger".

(This post was edited by gblauer on Dec 1, 2009, 8:13 AM)

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