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    Could you all provide me with any specific tips for training my jumping and climbing abilities? I live parkour and climbing in general, and I'd like to incorporate some specific training ideas to help progress in those two areas.

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    the best way to train for jumping and climbing is to jump and climb. but, if you're looking for movements to add to your workouts, here are a few i would consider:
    jump squats
    jumping lunges
    box jumps
    precision jumps
    uneven and multi-grip pull ups
    wall/rope/tree climbs
    bear crawls

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    Quote Originally Posted by primalrob View Post
    the best way to train for jumping and climbing is to jump and climb. but, if you're looking for movements to add to your workouts, here are a few i would consider:
    jump squats
    jumping lunges
    box jumps
    precision jumps
    uneven and multi-grip pull ups
    wall/rope/tree climbs
    bear crawls
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    Its all about the plyometrics!! I would aso add

    press-ups, clapping press ups and levitating press ups to the mix to build uperbody explosive strength and also

    Planck (all variations) to work on core,

    broad jumps to work on horizontal jumping distance.

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    Yuppers. Though pullups and chinups are great, don't forget to work the chest. Weight lifters have noticed that when you train the back, it helps your bench grow stronger. I would assume that you might see improvements in your pullups if you work the chest.

    I'd go for very low rep training though, with high weights. You probably want to minimize your mass increase as much as possible. Most of the climbers I know say that adding mass, even with increased strength, is counter productive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamm View Post
    I'd go for very low rep training though, with high weights. You probably want to minimize your mass increase as much as possible. Most of the climbers I know say that adding mass, even with increased strength, is counter productive.
    the mass thing makes tons of sense, but i feel like that is more diet. i would think that higher reps would be good for things like parkour (never really tried) and climbing (haven't been in a little while) because of the muscular endurance. i'm not disagreeing, so much as i am curious. i recently moved to a small city, and wouldn't mind giving parkour a try. i also just started convict conditioning which has high-ish reps for body weight exercises. it seems like a good approach to train for these kinds of activities, but i may not know enough in the area of climbing up sides of buildings.

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    Thanks everyone for the tips. I'll put plyometrics into my workouts. Also, off topic, but, what should I do about sprints during rainy seasons?

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    1- Jump and climb. 2- Strength train.

    Two totally different objectives. Get stronger and you should be able to jump and climb better. Practice the skill and you should be able to jump and climb better.

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    The other part of parkour that no one has mentioned is the endurance, especially muscular endurance. Sometimes you will need to do long, grinding, awful workouts to build/maintain endurance. Increasing strength is necessary, but a higher level of endurance will help you have longer, more effective practice sessions before you're too tired to have good technique.

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