Maximum Climbing by Eric J. Horst
Mental Training for Peak Performance and Optimal Experience (How To Climb Series)

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The definitive resource to brain-training for climbing—by an internationally recognized expert


As physical as climbing is, it is even more mental. Ultimately, people climb with their minds—hands and feet are merely extensions of their thoughts and will. Becoming a master climber requires that you first master your mind.


In Maximum Climbing, America’s best-selling author on climbing performance presents a climber’s guide to the software of the brain—one that will prove invaluable whether one's preference is bouldering, sport climbing, traditional climbing, alpine climbing, or mountaineering. Eric Hörst brings unprecedented clarity to the many cognitive and neurophysical aspects of climbing and dovetails this information into a complete program, setting forth three stages of mental training that correspond to beginner, intermediate, and elite levels of experience and commitment—the ideal template to build upon to personalize one's goals through years of climbing to come. 


About Eric J. Horst

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Eric J. Hörst, an accomplished climber for more than thirty years and a performance coach for twenty, he has helped countless climbers refine their techniques through his six books that have sold more than 150,000 copies worldwide, including Training for Climbing and other FalconGuides; his many magazine articles; his climbing performance Web site (; and his podcasts.
Published April 23, 2010 by Falcon Guides. 288 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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