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Rock Climbing | Climbing Tips | bouldering | Fitness

Flow and Fitness: Optimize Your Climbing Performance by Harnessing Your Menstrual Cycle

By: Alex Cross

Menstrual cycle tracking is something that’s missing from a lot of women’s training regimens. For most of us, it’s an event that we know happens monthly, but we don’t know what happens week-to-week. Understanding what our hormones are doing is the first step in transforming what we might think of as a barrier, into a superpower.

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Rock Climbing | Climbing Community | bouldering

6 Must-Visit Rock Climbing Gyms in DFW: Movement's Ultimate Guide

By: Movement Staff

Are you looking for the best rock climbing gyms in Dallas-Fort Worth? Look no further than Movement Gyms! With six unique locations across the DFW metroplex, we offer world-class climbing experiences for beginners and seasoned climbers alike. Each gym features top-notch bouldering and/or rope climbing terrain, yoga classes in boutique-style studios, fitness classes, cardio and weight areas, and fully-stocked gear shops. Here are some of our favorite things about each of these gyms: 1. Movement Denton: Boulder in the Heart of Historic Downtown Located in the vibrant Denton town square, our Denton gym is a bouldering paradise: - 6,000 square feet of bouldering terrain - Comprehensive climbing classes to boost your skills - Extensive training areas including Kilter Board, Moon Board, peg board, and campus boards - We love: the historic neighborhood and small town feel

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Rock Climbing | Climbing Community | Climbing Tips | Comp Climbing

Climbing High: Tips for Conquering 3,300 Vertical Feet

By: Movement

We hope you're taking on our July Member Challenge to climb a classic! We are celebrating the 7-year anniversary of Alex Honnold free soloing the classic, Freerider on El Capitan. Here are our tips to get you on the leaderboard (or at least how to finish climbing all 3,300 feet!)

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Rock Climbing | Climbing Tips | outdoor climbing

Top Tips to Get Started Climbing Outside

By: Christina Damon

Spent plenty of sessions crushing it at our indoor gyms and feeling ready to take your skills to the great outdoors? We're so stoked for you to experience the thrill of climbing on real rock. There's nothing quite like fresh air, the sounds of nature, and that satisfying burn as you problem-solve your way up an outdoor route or boulder.

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Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing Terms Every Beginner Should Know

By: Christina Damon

If you’re a new climber, listening to people talk in the gym might feel like hearing a different language. If your head is spinning hearing your friend talk about how they finally sent their project after struggling with the crux, don’t worry—we’ve all been there! Climbing has its own set of terms and slang and we’re breaking down some of the essential terms for you in this handy glossary.

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Rock Climbing | Climbing Tips | Start Climbing | bouldering | outdoor climbing

Friction Tips (climbing skin care for max grip)

By: Hunter Price

In honor of our annual West Coast Friction Series competition, let's talk all things friction to get you (and your skin) in Peak Performance shape. Whether you're a seasoned climber or just starting out, caring for your skin is crucial for optimal sendage. In this blog, we'll explore five essential tips tailored specifically for climbers aiming to achieve maximum friction all while taking care of their precious skin.

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Rock Climbing | Training for Climbing | Climbing Tips

We asked, you answered: Here's how to crush your 2023 climbing goals

By: Elisabeth Williams

Nothing inspires us to dream big quite like a brand spankin’ new year, am I right? We get inspired; we resolve to make improvements; we set goals. But for some of us, big dreams don’t always translate into sticking with and crushing our goals. That’s why this year, we thought we’d help by laying out some steps you can take right now and later this month to create a routine you can get into and stick with in January 2023 and beyond.

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Rock Climbing | Training for Climbing | Climbing Tips

How to learn to trust tiny feet when climbing

By: Janet Hirsch

One of the things we hear from those in our Introduction to Technique classes is how much people dread small footholds. You know the ones--the little, teensy, weensy specks on the wall that you tap, tap, tap with your foot in an effort to will your toes to trust them. We've all been there and that's why we're going to look at how you (yes you!) can learn how to trust your feet on even the most microscopic footholds.

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Women Rock Climbing | Rock Climbing | Training for Climbing | Climbing Tips

How one of my worst climbing days led me to my greatest achievement

By: Elisabeth Williams

When I think back on one of the proudest moments of my climbing career, I almost immediately remember one of my worst experiences. Both occurred at Indian Creek, Utah.

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Women Rock Climbing | Rock Climbing | Training for Climbing | Climbing Tips

How to climb "5.Next": Six Mental Tips to Climb Harder

By: Stephanie

Above photo: Approaching the crux on Cannibals, 5.12d at Donner Summit. This isn’t going to be another train harder, work out more, get stronger fingers-type article—because, while these articles are important and valuable, they’ve already been written. Instead, this is what I do mentally when I want to climb harder. Let’s face it, we all want to get better. It’s why we love climbing. There’s always a challenge, whether you’re looking to climb your first 5.10 or 5.13. In my 14+ years of climbing, these are my time-tested tips on how to push your climbing level to the next grade.

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