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Training for Climbing by Eric Horst, 3rd Edition

Training for Climbing by Eric Horst, 3rd Edition
Training for Climbing by Eric Horst, 3rd Edition
Training for Climbing by Eric Horst, 3rd Edition
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Updated, expanded, and redesigned, the second edition of "Training for Climbing" builds on the best-selling first edition of this breakthrough text. Read more..

Drawing on the latest climbing research, this third edition of the international best-selling Training for Climbing presents a comprehensive, evidence-based program for improving climbing performance. With the unique perspective of a veteran climber, researcher, and coach, Eric Hörst blends leading edge sport science with his decades of climbing and coaching experience to create a content-rich text packed with practical how-to and what-to-do information.

A few of the new topics explored include:

  • Energy system training to develop greater strength, power-endurance, and aerobic endurance.
  • Recalibrating the brain’s central governor for higher power output and stamina.
  • Daily Undulating Periodization as an effective method of on-season programming.
  • “Training zones” for rock climbers―the secret to truly effective training!
  • Stabilizer training to improve arm power and reduce risk of shoulder injury.


  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Falcon Guides; 3rd edition (July 15 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1493017616
  • ISBN-13: 978-1493017614
  • Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 1.8 x 23.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 885 g

About the Author: Eric Hörst is an internationally renowned author and a climber of forty years. As a researcher and coach, Hörst has written hundreds of articles and coached thousands of climbers from around the world. He owns the popular website Training4Climbing.com.

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