Method: Six climbers age 19 to 42, with experience of 3 to 27 years and self-reported red-point best achievement 8+ to 10-UIAA, have trained for 7 weeks, 3 times a week. The new method is represented by alternating in difficulty doing repetitions (8–10): of easy (20–30 hand moves) and “difficult” routes (15–20 moves) and breaks of 30–60 s (depending on the climbers’ self-confidence). The number of the sets was 2–3, with 20–30 min breaks in-between. Tests: In order to establish the climbers initial and final level of performance, a cycling ergometry and two climbing tests where made. Results: The mean maximum oxygen consumption estimated by cycling was 51.08 (ml/min/kg). No relation has been established between VO2 max and climbing performance in the two tests. The climbing tests registered improvement of 43% in the one-minute test and of 32% in the five-minute test. There have been statistically significant differences between the initial and final results. Conclusion: The new method develops the specific strength endurance. A further research is needed to compare the new method with other types of training.
- Maximum Oxygen Consumption
- Sport Performance
- Rock Climbing
- Climbing Test
- Peak Performance 200I
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.
This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.
Tax calculation will be finalised at checkout
Purchases are for personal use onlyLearn about institutional subscriptions
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
Billat V, Pallcja P, Charliax T, et al. Energy specificity of rock climbing and acrobic capacity in competitive sport rock climbers. J Sports Med Phys Fitness 1995; 35:20–4.
Binney D. Blood lactate response to forearm specific exercise in rock climbing. www.thebmc.co.uk
Koestermeyer G. Peak Performance 2001
Mermier C, Robergs R, McMinn S, et al. Energy expenditure and physiological responses during indoor rock climbing. Br J Sports Med 1997; 31:224–8.
Michailov M, Dasheva D, Mladenov L. Lactate, heart rate and subjective exertion scales as control criteria in climbing. Sport & Science 2004, special edition.
Michailov M. Antropometric and sport specific indicators of elite climbing competitors (boys and girls). Proceedings of the Scientific conference of young sport researchers, Bulgaria 2006.
Watts P, Drobich K Physiological responses to simulate rock climbing at different angles. Medecine & Science In Sports & Exercise 1998.
Williams E, Taggert P, Carruthers M. Rock climbing: Observation on heart rate and plasma catecholamines and the influence of exprenol. Br J Sports Med 1978; 12:125–8.
© 2006 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
About this paper
Cite this paper
Michailov, M. (2006). Evolvement and Experimentation of a New Interval Method For Strength Endurance Development. In: The Engineering of Sport 6. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-46051-2_52
Publisher Name: Springer, New York, NY
Print ISBN: 978-0-387-34678-6
Online ISBN: 978-0-387-46051-2