I’m beginning my ninja warrior training, and I’m wondering what will be better preparation for Ninja Warrior, bouldering or top rope climbing? If both, what should I start with?
Assuming a year to train for a NW competition, what sort of programming works best? I.e. focus on a particular discipline for a few months, move to the next, and spend the final phase with Ninja specific obstacles. E.g. 2 months of gymnastics, 3 months of climbing, 3 months of bouldering, 1 month of parkour, 3 months of Ninja specific.
Last Edit: Aug 31, 2018 4:24:19 GMT -5 by tallramps
Post by sasukefinnja on Aug 31, 2018 8:58:25 GMT -5
Start with bouldering, it gives you good basics and really great grip strength. I think bouldering is also better preparation for Ninja Warrior than top rope climbing. My training is mixture of bouldering and parkour, I think that those two are the best training for Ninja Warrior
I would recommend starting out with bouldering, too. Lead climbing would be a much better workout than top roping (it's pretty much 100% you holding yourself on the wall, and you'll spend more time on the wall, since you have to clip as you go--so better endurance building), but you'd want to be fairly comfortable with climbing at that point. (And have a reliable belay buddy that you can trust with your life, far moreso even than top roping.)
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