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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
In shape: I would get strong and in shape before you attempt any difficult climbing. It is an effective way to work particular muscles but requires as much brai ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder answered
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
It is for the rock!!: Seriously, i would not recommend it for an adult with ankle or wrist problems, extremity weakness, or general balance or health challenges. If one wal ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Daquino
20 years experience Sports Medicine
Yes, but be careful: I agree with dr yoder, but if done safely it's a great all around exercise. Take a class from an experienced instructor at a local indoor rock gym. Ge ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Rock climbing: Check out: http://www.nicros.com/training/articles/top-5-finger-strength-training-exercises/ Also - there are some great utube type videos that dem ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Khabie
29 years experience Sports Medicine
Better workout with : Intensity of the work out is greater with rock climbing than you can do in a gym. While climbing you are working out multiple muscles at the same time ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No but it: Can be fun and good exercise.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Just do it.: You will soon relaize that rock climbing requires strength from all extremeties. Great sport. ((i prefer indoor!).
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That depends: That really depends on how experienced & safety conscious you are as a rock climber. If you are physically out of shape & approach this without lear ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Khabie
29 years experience Sports Medicine
Yes: And much more fun.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Rupture of the spleen is a significant risk in mononucleosis. It is recommended that one should nottake part in any sport that could jar the abdomen ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
13 years experience Clinical Psychology
Rock climbing : Rock climbing, along with cardiovascular exercise in general, releases the body's natural endorphins into the bloodstream, making the climber feel goo ... Read More

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