Physical strength is a great asset for any climber. As much as I favor technique for precisely getting through a climb, being strong can make moves more efficient, offer you more options, and come in very handy for those moments you’re far from perfect.
Having done a bit of gymnastics strength training in the years prior to climbing, I found that a lot of my strength transferred to the sport quite naturally. This video will go over some of the most effective exercises for developing the upper body for climbing. We’ll separate them into 2 categories: push for the antagonist muscles, and pull for the agonist.