Staying Climbing Fit While Staying at Home

No weights? No problem. Here are a few household items that will keep you strong.


Over the last few weeks, the quarantine has taken a toll on our exercise regimens. With all the gyms closed, it’s easy to say you can’t train. Lack of equipment can make it difficult to find motivation to work out. Without Moon, Tension, system, and campus boards, your training has to be a little bit more creative. Luckily your house is filled with different items you can use to stay in shape.

For example, there are plenty of things laying around which you can use for weighted pull-ups, like a box of Red Bull.


You could also make all your friends jealous by showing off your toilet paper stash…


If you can’t find those around the house, you can always just use a mini fridge.


Not everyone has access to a hang-board or pull-up bar to train on during isolation, but there are plenty of things to hang on without one. If your house has a door, you’re in luck! There’s a perfect crimp trainer just waiting for you.

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😎😎😎CLASSIC 😎😎😎 . I started doing this thing during my doctorate where I would look around the clinic and school for any edge that I could practice my open crimp pull-ups 😅 Campus clinic doorway? Treatment room door jambs? Tops of lockers? Squat rack? You bet your sweet butt my distal pads were on them! (Also, I couldn’t afford a hangboard at the time ah hahaha 💸). . Later on someone actually informed me that there was a hangboard in the gymnasium, buuuut I would almost never be there? #terriblewithprojectiles . Anyway, if you don’t have a hangboard, pat around for a good edge (even countertops can work! and door tops but careful not to get your fingers pinched!). And yes, my right side is significantly stronger than my left, and yes, I am working on it. . As always, exercise caution and use your best judgement! Hospitals do not need more patients right now! . . . . . . #quarantraining #climber #climbing #climbingchiro #chiropractic #chiropractor #trainingforclimbing #pullup #crimps #climblikeagirl #training #fingertraining #bringinthegirls

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The kitchen is chock full of great exercise equipment just waiting to be used to their full potential. You might have thought that cutting boards were only for dicing vegetables, but that is just one of their many uses. For example, they make great push up blocks.

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Now, while cooped up inside, it can be easy to forget to get the proper amount of aerobic exercise. Cardio is vital in maintaining good health, but a good workout is hard to come by while stuck indoors. Luckily no expensive treadmill is needed as long as you have some dish soap!

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Quarantine? No worries…

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  • Beckett Aizeki is a climber of nine years from Boulder, Colorado. He is an intern at Rock and Ice, and currently working on his English degree from Metro State University. When he isn’t writing, you’re likely to find him 800 feet in the air in Eldorado, or Clear Creek Canyon.

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