How often should you have resting days?

EDITORIAL

Sunday, 9 May

Top climbers often climb two days in a row followed by a resting day. The reason for resting is to have good quality sessions, sometimes twice a day, and to save the skin. However, some people climb like 10+ days in a row.

There is normally no problem climbing several days in a row even for regular climbers. However, to avoid injuries you should avoid doing the same type of hard moves over and over again. Furthermore, if you get totally wasted and pumped several times during one session, it is probably best to take a resting day.

Flexibility and adjustment to how your body feels are crucial. Do not just follow a strict scheme that says you cannot climb a certain (sunny) day followed by several rainy days. In the long run, for the intermediate climbers, it is better to climb several days in a row focusing on your technical skill on easier routes compared to go full on ending up resting three days a week.

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