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comment What hand and finger exercises help with climbing?
Can you trace these recommendations to advice from major climbing training guides? Links? Stress balls may provide an adequate warm up, but don't come close to the strain of supporting your weight on your fingers. On the other hand, door jam pullups and finger tip pushups can be extremely strenuous for beginners or non-athletes who are trying to get into climbing. I'm not saying you wouldn't get some strength from these exercises, but that these would either only make minor contributions, or be very injurious for a beginner.
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comment What hand and finger exercises help with climbing?
I'll second this. Most training guides (Eric Horst, others), will caution against the use of finger boards unless you're ALREADY leading 5.12 or bouldering V5. And that's a pretty advanced standard.
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