Matt VanPuyvelde

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Matt VanPuyvelde

Matt VanPuyvelde wrote a review of on January 27, 2012

Great Trainer
5 5

I have the old simulator, but I love it all the same. My climbing and bouldering improved significantly after I started training on this baby. Metolius has a great 10 minute power workout on their website. For endurance workouts, I stand on a step stool two feet in front of my door (you should be in a overhung position) while switching hand positions every 5-10 seconds. Time yourself and hang on till you fall off! Your forearms will be screaming by the 2 minute mark.
But be careful; injuries can happen quickly because so much stress is put on your fingers. If there is any discomfort in your fingers before a hangboard session, stop. Take a rest day and let your hands heal. Also, only hold open handed; don't put your thumb over your fingers, as it will lead to injury. Warming up and cooling down is equally important as well! With that in mind, the simulator is an amazing piece of equipment for a climber of any level.

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Matt VanPuyvelde

Matt VanPuyvelde wrote a review of on January 27, 2012

5 5

My rope was so dirty that after just one flake my hands would be black! I decided it was time for a good cleaning session. The brush was really easy to use; twist it on, and rub it back and forth underwater. 20 minutes later my rope looked brand new! (And it gave me a pretty good shoulder workout!) Awesome product. Get it and keep your rope lookin' spiffy!

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