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Is rock climbing an effective way to get strong and in shape?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: 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 brainwork as muscle work.

In brief: 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 brainwork as muscle work.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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