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Post by Izzy » Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:07 pm

Based on what I've read in some other threads on here, more than a few regular users have treadwalls. I have an old Entreprises model from the '90's that tilts to 45 deg. Just wondering what sort of workouts people find most effective on these machines, other than just climbing as long as you can.

I do 6 sets of 20 moves with a weight vest on at 45 deg., and seem to be getting stronger in a hurry. Anyone else have a routine they find particularly effective?
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Post by bcombs » Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:15 pm

I've had pretty good success with 10 sets of two minutes climbing at 35 degrees. I rest 7 minutes between sets. The largest holds are 1.5 pad. Most are around 1 pad. I have a handful of bigger holds that I'll use for a quick shake on the last few sets, so that I can stay on the whole 2 minutes.

I have an older Brewer's ledge model that I modified to be permanently set to 35 degrees.

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Post by pigsteak » Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:55 pm

tie a raw steak to the top of the treadwall..you'll chase it for hours.
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Post by Izzy » Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:19 pm

pigsteak wrote:tie a raw steak to the top of the treadwall..you'll chase it for hours.
Oooh! great idea, but maybe I'll use a bottle of bourbon instead.
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Post by whatahutch » Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:19 pm

Put it on slab, turn off the brake and turn down the friction. (Speed it up). Run on that thing and try to look at your feet only. Great for working your footwork, cardio, and balance.

Put it on vertical, climb for 45 minutes trying not to pump. Break for about 10 and then climb thirty minutes. (I always shot for this but usually gave up around the 30 to 35 minute mark and then on the second set around 25 to twenty). Really boosts endurance.

Do what your doing with the overhang.
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Post by TradMike » Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:57 pm

For endurance and power a 35 to 45 on jugs until you fall off

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Post by the lurkist » Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:06 pm

I haven't had mine for long, but have been warming up then, with it at its steepest setting and jacked up about four inches (adding a few degrees) doing sets of 2 laps on biggish holds then 1-2 laps on small edges widely spaced with high stepping and high reaching. This seems like it trains a lot of core/ cross body tension. Training the ability to suffer through the pump seems like it is helpful.
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Post by Cromlech » Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:07 pm

My Treadwall currently adjusts up to 20deg overhanging. I have taped five 20' (one full rotation of the wall) boulder problems and use the wall 3 times a week:

My routine is,
1. Warm-up = 130' at 14deg overhanging on the big holds.
2. rest 5 minutes.
3. climb the each boulder problem twice (i.e. 40' continuous) at 1 deg steaper than my previous best send with 5 minute rests between attempts. If I don't send the problem, I make the wall 1 deg less steep until I send.
4. climb as far as I can at 20deg overhaning on small holds.
5. Warm-down = 130' at 14 deg overhanging on big holds.

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Post by pigsteak » Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:33 pm

seems like bourbon or steak are the best answers so far.
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Post by tbwilsonky » Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:15 pm

or like a steak with bourbon glaze.
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Post by the lurkist » Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:54 pm

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Post by robert birchell » Mon May 24, 2010 12:01 am

Any of you treadwall owners willing to share
the outcome of a winters training on your wall.
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Post by whatahutch » Tue May 25, 2010 7:39 pm

I don't own one, but have been going to a school that owns one. I have been using it pretty consistently for the last three years. I have really been able to get ready for the spring season. My best sending months have been April for the last few years. Followed closely by March. My fall season has never been as strong. I think it is completely due to the fact that I trained on the treadwall during the winter season.

http://www.redriverclimbing.com/RRCGuid ... s&&id=2074

I added a link to my charts. If you look at the score per month then you can see what I am talking about. If you take out the month of June (which is distorted because that was the month that I actually started logging everything on my online ticklist instead of keeping it in my guidebook) on sends per month you can see that April and March are also still my best months.
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Post by JR » Wed May 26, 2010 9:56 am

You might be right Whatahutch. So climbing at the Red makes you weak? You peak in April and slowly decline? That sucks. But I wonder if you are just getting out more during those Peak periods.

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Post by whatahutch » Sun Jun 20, 2010 5:16 pm

I was getting out more then, but if you notice I always start strong in spring and send harder routes then. In the fall I am just decent. I never said anything about how the Red contributed to my climbing in the spring.
You read way too far into my response to the question asked. As normally happens in human communication, what was said and what was heard are two totally different things.

I got stronger during the winter off seasons due to treadwall training.
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