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The old adage is true: knowledge is power! And with the goal of sharing my knowledge—as a climber, researcher, and performance coach—I’ve written several books over the last 25+ years, including some of the best selling texts in the genre of climbing performance. Shown below are six of my books as well as five amazing books—MasterMind, Gimme Kraft!, AIR, The Young Savages, and Bouldering Essentials—for which I’m the North American distributor. (Check out the Links page to view my suggested reading list of books that every serious climber should own.) Click on the “Learn more >>” link to view more information, including Table of Contents and an in-depth preview.
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TRAINING FOR CLIMBING (3RD EDITION) – THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO IMPROVING YOUR PERFORMANCE
Drawing on the latest climbing research, the third edition of the internationally 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. This encyclopedia of all things performance presents the most up-to-date and advanced techniques, and it will become your training/performance guidebook for many years to come…just as it already is for climbers in more than 50 countries! Learn more >>
THE ROCK CLIMBER’S EXERCISE GUIDE – TRAINING FOR STRENGTH, POWER, ENDURANCE, FLEXIBILITY & STABILITY.
The Rock Climber’s Exercise Guide is the most complete exercise guide for the vertical athlete. This full color book details over 140 exercises and training activities, and it will help climbers of all age and experience develop a most effective physical-training program. Includes dozens of climbing-specific exercises for developing strength, power, and endurance, important exercises for developing strong core and stabilizer muscles, exercises for improving flexibility and mobility, and guidance on self-assessment, weight loss, and training program design! Learn more >>
MAXIMUM CLIMBING – MENTAL TRAINING FOR PEAK PERFORMANCE AND OPTIMAL EXPERIENCE
As physical as climbing is, it is even more mental. Ultimately, you climb with your mind—your hands and feet are merely extensions of your thoughts and will. Becoming a master climber, then, requires that you first become a master of your mind. Perhaps the most powerful and “secret” laden book, Maximum Climbing reveals how to use your mind to get the very most out of your body. Lots of gold to be mined from this book! Learn more >>
ONE MOVE TOO MANY – HOW TO UNDERSTAND THE INJURIES AND OVERUSE SYNDROMES OF ROCK CLIMBING
This may be the single most valuable book a serious climber will ever own. Written by the world’s foremost expert on climbing injuries, One Move Too Many is the most comprehensive treatise on climbing injuries, treatment, and prevention; and it’s a must-own reference for weekend warriors, pro climbers, parents of youth climbers, coaches & trainers, and any medical professional who treats injured climbers. Learn more >>
HOW TO CLIMB 5.12 – THE BOOK THAT’S GUIDED THOUSANDS OF CLIMBERS TO THE 5.12 GRADE!
How to Climb 5.12 is a performance guidebook to attaining the most rapid gains in ability possible. It offers the most detail instruction available on how to work projects, learn and rehearse cruxes sequences, and how to mentally prepare for performance. Includes an overview of training and how to best learn climbing skills. Whether you climb 5.6 or 5.11, How to Climb 5.12 will help elevate your game. Learn more >>
LEARNING TO CLIMB INDOORS – THE ESSENTIAL HANDBOOK FOR EVERY BEGINNER
Learning to Climb Indoors is the most complete book available on indoor climbing. Topics covered include beginner and advanced climbing techniques, tactics, strategy, basic gear, safety techniques, self-assessment, and a primer on mental training and physical conditioning. Includes everything you need to know from day one as a climber through your first year or two. Endorsed by USA Climbing! Learn more >>