Physiology of difficult rock climbing

@article{Watts2003PhysiologyOD,
  title={Physiology of difficult rock climbing},
  author={Phillip B. Watts},
  journal={European Journal of Applied Physiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={91},
  pages={361-372}
}
The purpose of this review is to explore existing research on the physiological aspects of difficult rock climbing. Findings will be categorized into the areas of an athlete profile and an activity model. An objective here is to describe high-level climbing performance; thus the focus will primarily be on studies that involve performances at the 5.11/6c (YDS/French) level of difficulty or higher. Studies have found climbers to be small in stature with low body mass and low body fat. Although… CONTINUE READING

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