• better climbing
    better climbing Some will ask, "Why should I want to improve?" and indeed, the satisfaction of simply doing the sport is tremendous. But improvement in itself is a source of satisfaction. Also, the better you climb, the more you can climb! So many different factors contribute to your climbing performance. Where do you begin? Finger strength? Fear? Flexibility? Methods are known for increasing your ability in most of the individual skills involved in climbing. The problem is just that none of us has the time to work on all of them. We must pick and choose. On these pages Udo Neumann, author of many books and articles about improving in climbing and coach of the German Bouldering Team shares his insights, ideas and methods.
  • better climbing
    better climbing Some will ask, "Why should I want to improve?" and indeed, the satisfaction of simply doing the sport is tremendous. But improvement in itself is a source of satisfaction. Also, the better you climb, the more you can climb! So many different factors contribute to your climbing performance. Where do you begin? Finger strength? Fear? Flexibility? Methods are known for increasing your ability in most of the individual skills involved in climbing. The problem is just that none of us has the time to work on all of them. We must pick and choose. On these pages Udo Neumann, author of many books and articles about improving in climbing and coach of the German Bouldering Team shares his insights, ideas and methods.
  • better climbing
    better climbing Some will ask, "Why should I want to improve?" and indeed, the satisfaction of simply doing the sport is tremendous. But improvement in itself is a source of satisfaction. Also, the better you climb, the more you can climb! So many different factors contribute to your climbing performance. Where do you begin? Finger strength? Fear? Flexibility? Methods are known for increasing your ability in most of the individual skills involved in climbing. The problem is just that none of us has the time to work on all of them. We must pick and choose. On these pages Udo Neumann, author of many books and articles about improving in climbing and coach of the German Bouldering Team shares his insights, ideas and methods.
  • better climbing
    better climbing Some will ask, "Why should I want to improve?" and indeed, the satisfaction of simply doing the sport is tremendous. But improvement in itself is a source of satisfaction. Also, the better you climb, the more you can climb! So many different factors contribute to your climbing performance. Where do you begin? Finger strength? Fear? Flexibility? Methods are known for increasing your ability in most of the individual skills involved in climbing. The problem is just that none of us has the time to work on all of them. We must pick and choose. On these pages Udo Neumann, author of many books and articles about improving in climbing and coach of the German Bouldering Team shares his insights, ideas and methods.
  • better climbing
    better climbing Some will ask, "Why should I want to improve?" and indeed, the satisfaction of simply doing the sport is tremendous. But improvement in itself is a source of satisfaction. Also, the better you climb, the more you can climb! So many different factors contribute to your climbing performance. Where do you begin? Finger strength? Fear? Flexibility? Methods are known for increasing your ability in most of the individual skills involved in climbing. The problem is just that none of us has the time to work on all of them. We must pick and choose. On these pages Udo Neumann, author of many books and articles about improving in climbing and coach of the German Bouldering Team shares his insights, ideas and methods.
  • better climbing
    better climbing Some will ask, "Why should I want to improve?" and indeed, the satisfaction of simply doing the sport is tremendous. But improvement in itself is a source of satisfaction. Also, the better you climb, the more you can climb! So many different factors contribute to your climbing performance. Where do you begin? Finger strength? Fear? Flexibility? Methods are known for increasing your ability in most of the individual skills involved in climbing. The problem is just that none of us has the time to work on all of them. We must pick and choose. On these pages Udo Neumann, author of many books and articles about improving in climbing and coach of the German Bouldering Team shares his insights, ideas and methods.
  • better climbing
    better climbing Some will ask, "Why should I want to improve?" and indeed, the satisfaction of simply doing the sport is tremendous. But improvement in itself is a source of satisfaction. Also, the better you climb, the more you can climb! So many different factors contribute to your climbing performance. Where do you begin? Finger strength? Fear? Flexibility? Methods are known for increasing your ability in most of the individual skills involved in climbing. The problem is just that none of us has the time to work on all of them. We must pick and choose. On these pages Udo Neumann, author of many books and articles about improving in climbing and coach of the German Bouldering Team shares his insights, ideas and methods.
  • better climbing
    better climbing Some will ask, "Why should I want to improve?" and indeed, the satisfaction of simply doing the sport is tremendous. But improvement in itself is a source of satisfaction. Also, the better you climb, the more you can climb! So many different factors contribute to your climbing performance. Where do you begin? Finger strength? Fear? Flexibility? Methods are known for increasing your ability in most of the individual skills involved in climbing. The problem is just that none of us has the time to work on all of them. We must pick and choose. On these pages Udo Neumann, author of many books and articles about improving in climbing and coach of the German Bouldering Team shares his insights, ideas and methods.
  • better climbing
    better climbing Some will ask, "Why should I want to improve?" and indeed, the satisfaction of simply doing the sport is tremendous. But improvement in itself is a source of satisfaction. Also, the better you climb, the more you can climb! So many different factors contribute to your climbing performance. Where do you begin? Finger strength? Fear? Flexibility? Methods are known for increasing your ability in most of the individual skills involved in climbing. The problem is just that none of us has the time to work on all of them. We must pick and choose. On these pages Udo Neumann, author of many books and articles about improving in climbing and coach of the German Bouldering Team shares his insights, ideas and methods.
  • better climbing
    better climbing Some will ask, "Why should I want to improve?" and indeed, the satisfaction of simply doing the sport is tremendous. But improvement in itself is a source of satisfaction. Also, the better you climb, the more you can climb! So many different factors contribute to your climbing performance. Where do you begin? Finger strength? Fear? Flexibility? Methods are known for increasing your ability in most of the individual skills involved in climbing. The problem is just that none of us has the time to work on all of them. We must pick and choose. On these pages Udo Neumann, author of many books and articles about improving in climbing and coach of the German Bouldering Team shares his insights, ideas and methods.
  • better climbing
    better climbing Some will ask, "Why should I want to improve?" and indeed, the satisfaction of simply doing the sport is tremendous. But improvement in itself is a source of satisfaction. Also, the better you climb, the more you can climb! So many different factors contribute to your climbing performance. Where do you begin? Finger strength? Fear? Flexibility? Methods are known for increasing your ability in most of the individual skills involved in climbing. The problem is just that none of us has the time to work on all of them. We must pick and choose. On these pages Udo Neumann, author of many books and articles about improving in climbing and coach of the German Bouldering Team shares his insights, ideas and methods.
  • better climbing
    better climbing Some will ask, "Why should I want to improve?" and indeed, the satisfaction of simply doing the sport is tremendous. But improvement in itself is a source of satisfaction. Also, the better you climb, the more you can climb! So many different factors contribute to your climbing performance. Where do you begin? Finger strength? Fear? Flexibility? Methods are known for increasing your ability in most of the individual skills involved in climbing. The problem is just that none of us has the time to work on all of them. We must pick and choose. On these pages Udo Neumann, author of many books and articles about improving in climbing and coach of the German Bouldering Team shares his insights, ideas and methods.
  • better climbing
    better climbing Some will ask, "Why should I want to improve?" and indeed, the satisfaction of simply doing the sport is tremendous. But improvement in itself is a source of satisfaction. Also, the better you climb, the more you can climb! So many different factors contribute to your climbing performance. Where do you begin? Finger strength? Fear? Flexibility? Methods are known for increasing your ability in most of the individual skills involved in climbing. The problem is just that none of us has the time to work on all of them. We must pick and choose. On these pages Udo Neumann, author of many books and articles about improving in climbing and coach of the German Bouldering Team shares his insights, ideas and methods.
  • better climbing
    better climbing Some will ask, "Why should I want to improve?" and indeed, the satisfaction of simply doing the sport is tremendous. But improvement in itself is a source of satisfaction. Also, the better you climb, the more you can climb! So many different factors contribute to your climbing performance. Where do you begin? Finger strength? Fear? Flexibility? Methods are known for increasing your ability in most of the individual skills involved in climbing. The problem is just that none of us has the time to work on all of them. We must pick and choose. On these pages Udo Neumann, author of many books and articles about improving in climbing and coach of the German Bouldering Team shares his insights, ideas and methods.
  • better climbing
    better climbing Some will ask, "Why should I want to improve?" and indeed, the satisfaction of simply doing the sport is tremendous. But improvement in itself is a source of satisfaction. Also, the better you climb, the more you can climb! So many different factors contribute to your climbing performance. Where do you begin? Finger strength? Fear? Flexibility? Methods are known for increasing your ability in most of the individual skills involved in climbing. The problem is just that none of us has the time to work on all of them. We must pick and choose. On these pages Udo Neumann, author of many books and articles about improving in climbing and coach of the German Bouldering Team shares his insights, ideas and methods.
  • better climbing
    better climbing Some will ask, "Why should I want to improve?" and indeed, the satisfaction of simply doing the sport is tremendous. But improvement in itself is a source of satisfaction. Also, the better you climb, the more you can climb! So many different factors contribute to your climbing performance. Where do you begin? Finger strength? Fear? Flexibility? Methods are known for increasing your ability in most of the individual skills involved in climbing. The problem is just that none of us has the time to work on all of them. We must pick and choose. On these pages Udo Neumann, author of many books and articles about improving in climbing and coach of the German Bouldering Team shares his insights, ideas and methods.
  • better climbing
    better climbing Some will ask, "Why should I want to improve?" and indeed, the satisfaction of simply doing the sport is tremendous. But improvement in itself is a source of satisfaction. Also, the better you climb, the more you can climb! So many different factors contribute to your climbing performance. Where do you begin? Finger strength? Fear? Flexibility? Methods are known for increasing your ability in most of the individual skills involved in climbing. The problem is just that none of us has the time to work on all of them. We must pick and choose. On these pages Udo Neumann, author of many books and articles about improving in climbing and coach of the German Bouldering Team shares his insights, ideas and methods.
  • better climbing
    better climbing Some will ask, "Why should I want to improve?" and indeed, the satisfaction of simply doing the sport is tremendous. But improvement in itself is a source of satisfaction. Also, the better you climb, the more you can climb! So many different factors contribute to your climbing performance. Where do you begin? Finger strength? Fear? Flexibility? Methods are known for increasing your ability in most of the individual skills involved in climbing. The problem is just that none of us has the time to work on all of them. We must pick and choose. On these pages Udo Neumann, author of many books and articles about improving in climbing and coach of the German Bouldering Team shares his insights, ideas and methods.
  • better climbing
    better climbing Some will ask, "Why should I want to improve?" and indeed, the satisfaction of simply doing the sport is tremendous. But improvement in itself is a source of satisfaction. Also, the better you climb, the more you can climb! So many different factors contribute to your climbing performance. Where do you begin? Finger strength? Fear? Flexibility? Methods are known for increasing your ability in most of the individual skills involved in climbing. The problem is just that none of us has the time to work on all of them. We must pick and choose. On these pages Udo Neumann, author of many books and articles about improving in climbing and coach of the German Bouldering Team shares his insights, ideas and methods.
  • better climbing
    better climbing Some will ask, "Why should I want to improve?" and indeed, the satisfaction of simply doing the sport is tremendous. But improvement in itself is a source of satisfaction. Also, the better you climb, the more you can climb! So many different factors contribute to your climbing performance. Where do you begin? Finger strength? Fear? Flexibility? Methods are known for increasing your ability in most of the individual skills involved in climbing. The problem is just that none of us has the time to work on all of them. We must pick and choose. On these pages Udo Neumann, author of many books and articles about improving in climbing and coach of the German Bouldering Team shares his insights, ideas and methods.
  • better climbing
    better climbing Some will ask, "Why should I want to improve?" and indeed, the satisfaction of simply doing the sport is tremendous. But improvement in itself is a source of satisfaction. Also, the better you climb, the more you can climb! So many different factors contribute to your climbing performance. Where do you begin? Finger strength? Fear? Flexibility? Methods are known for increasing your ability in most of the individual skills involved in climbing. The problem is just that none of us has the time to work on all of them. We must pick and choose. On these pages Udo Neumann, author of many books and articles about improving in climbing and coach of the German Bouldering Team shares his insights, ideas and methods.
  • better climbing
    better climbing Some will ask, "Why should I want to improve?" and indeed, the satisfaction of simply doing the sport is tremendous. But improvement in itself is a source of satisfaction. Also, the better you climb, the more you can climb! So many different factors contribute to your climbing performance. Where do you begin? Finger strength? Fear? Flexibility? Methods are known for increasing your ability in most of the individual skills involved in climbing. The problem is just that none of us has the time to work on all of them. We must pick and choose. On these pages Udo Neumann, author of many books and articles about improving in climbing and coach of the German Bouldering Team shares his insights, ideas and methods.
  • better climbing
    better climbing Some will ask, "Why should I want to improve?" and indeed, the satisfaction of simply doing the sport is tremendous. But improvement in itself is a source of satisfaction. Also, the better you climb, the more you can climb! So many different factors contribute to your climbing performance. Where do you begin? Finger strength? Fear? Flexibility? Methods are known for increasing your ability in most of the individual skills involved in climbing. The problem is just that none of us has the time to work on all of them. We must pick and choose. On these pages Udo Neumann, author of many books and articles about improving in climbing and coach of the German Bouldering Team shares his insights, ideas and methods.
  • better climbing
    better climbing Some will ask, "Why should I want to improve?" and indeed, the satisfaction of simply doing the sport is tremendous. But improvement in itself is a source of satisfaction. Also, the better you climb, the more you can climb! So many different factors contribute to your climbing performance. Where do you begin? Finger strength? Fear? Flexibility? Methods are known for increasing your ability in most of the individual skills involved in climbing. The problem is just that none of us has the time to work on all of them. We must pick and choose. On these pages Udo Neumann, author of many books and articles about improving in climbing and coach of the German Bouldering Team shares his insights, ideas and methods.
  • better climbing
    better climbing Some will ask, "Why should I want to improve?" and indeed, the satisfaction of simply doing the sport is tremendous. But improvement in itself is a source of satisfaction. Also, the better you climb, the more you can climb! So many different factors contribute to your climbing performance. Where do you begin? Finger strength? Fear? Flexibility? Methods are known for increasing your ability in most of the individual skills involved in climbing. The problem is just that none of us has the time to work on all of them. We must pick and choose. On these pages Udo Neumann, author of many books and articles about improving in climbing and coach of the German Bouldering Team shares his insights, ideas and methods.
  • better climbing
    better climbing Some will ask, "Why should I want to improve?" and indeed, the satisfaction of simply doing the sport is tremendous. But improvement in itself is a source of satisfaction. Also, the better you climb, the more you can climb! So many different factors contribute to your climbing performance. Where do you begin? Finger strength? Fear? Flexibility? Methods are known for increasing your ability in most of the individual skills involved in climbing. The problem is just that none of us has the time to work on all of them. We must pick and choose. On these pages Udo Neumann, author of many books and articles about improving in climbing and coach of the German Bouldering Team shares his insights, ideas and methods.
  • better climbing
    better climbing Some will ask, "Why should I want to improve?" and indeed, the satisfaction of simply doing the sport is tremendous. But improvement in itself is a source of satisfaction. Also, the better you climb, the more you can climb! So many different factors contribute to your climbing performance. Where do you begin? Finger strength? Fear? Flexibility? Methods are known for increasing your ability in most of the individual skills involved in climbing. The problem is just that none of us has the time to work on all of them. We must pick and choose. On these pages Udo Neumann, author of many books and articles about improving in climbing and coach of the German Bouldering Team shares his insights, ideas and methods.
  • better climbing
    better climbing Some will ask, "Why should I want to improve?" and indeed, the satisfaction of simply doing the sport is tremendous. But improvement in itself is a source of satisfaction. Also, the better you climb, the more you can climb! So many different factors contribute to your climbing performance. Where do you begin? Finger strength? Fear? Flexibility? Methods are known for increasing your ability in most of the individual skills involved in climbing. The problem is just that none of us has the time to work on all of them. We must pick and choose. On these pages Udo Neumann, author of many books and articles about improving in climbing and coach of the German Bouldering Team shares his insights, ideas and methods.
  • better climbing
    better climbing Some will ask, "Why should I want to improve?" and indeed, the satisfaction of simply doing the sport is tremendous. But improvement in itself is a source of satisfaction. Also, the better you climb, the more you can climb! So many different factors contribute to your climbing performance. Where do you begin? Finger strength? Fear? Flexibility? Methods are known for increasing your ability in most of the individual skills involved in climbing. The problem is just that none of us has the time to work on all of them. We must pick and choose. On these pages Udo Neumann, author of many books and articles about improving in climbing and coach of the German Bouldering Team shares his insights, ideas and methods.

clip of our second Training with the German Bouldering Team & and the Climbing Youth Team in Nürnberg's E4 Boulderhalle, February 2016. Udo Neumann & Jonas Baumann were the coaches, excellent route setting was provided by Robert Heinrich, Dirk Uhlig & Armin Bestvater. Our Team trainings are made possible by Deutscher Alpenverein.

After ten fantastic days in and around Lisbon (with bouldering in Sintra of course!), Udo Neumann did a "Curso de Treinadores Nível II workshop in Figueira Da Foz. The portugese will host their first international climbing competition this year! Check out photos of Udo's workshops is our "Klettertraining" gallery here!
Montag, 21 Dezember 2015 17:58

German Bouldering Team plays at Stuntwerk

German Bouldering Team plays at Stuntwerk at the first meeting for the 2016 Bouldering World Cup season. We ran quite a lot of tests and assesments and tried out new stuff as you can see!
Dienstag, 15 September 2015 14:59

Hangeln - climbing with swinging feet

In climbing, it sometimes it is easier to let our feet swinging through the air instead of trying to use them on the wall. This liberates the choice of our body’s position in three dimensional space.
„Campussing" seems to be the established term in english-speaking sport climbing and bouldering communities.
Campussing stems from the Campus board, a two dimensional training device.
Training on the Campus board is intended to build finger, arm and shoulder strength. It consists of bending your arms with hands in a pronated position and a static phase while reaching the next rung with the other hand.

Mind you, this is a training exercise, not the most efficient movement. If we initiate the motion with our center of gravity we can move faster and more efficiently with just our hands.

Other activities share the basic concept of locomotion, but different arrangements and distances between the points of contact and especially the infinite variety of angle, surface and size of the holds is unique to climbing.

Hangeln is the German term for this locomotion. Hangeln is understood by everybody in the german speaking world, regardless of age and background. Hangeln is what monkeys do in the trees. This reflects in the english translation „brachiation“ - a term used in zoology but not in climbing circles.
Hangeln is a truly three dimensional movement involving our whole anatomy. Every part of our body is spiraling in a particular fashion and sequence. The body is a true gestalt entity – the total is more than the sum of its parts.

We’re only just at the beginning of realizing what hangeln can do for our climbing - let’s start by not calling it just „campussing“ anymore, will ya?

Hier ein motivierendes Video vom ersten Lehrgang der 2015' Saisonvorbereitung des DAV Kletterkaders (Jugend u. Bouldern) im Stuntwerk Köln. Die Probleme hat Stuntwerk Routenbau Chef Niklas Wiechmann geschraubt. Als Coaches waren federführend: Udo Neumann (Bouldern), sowie Gunter Gäbel, Julia Winter, Johannes Lau, Friederike Kops für die Jugend. Der nächste Lehrgang findet wiederum im Stuntwerk am 17./18. Januar 2015 statt.
Dienstag, 19 August 2014 09:15

German Bouldering Team trainings, 2009-2014


My job as head coach of the German Alpine club's Bouldering team has many faces. It includes to facilitate thinking or learning new behaviour and improve physical skills for personal growth and advancement in the demands of bouldering contests. Another aspect is to transfer as much of my knowledge and experience to my climbers. I’m involved in all the aspects of the sport, including physical and mental development and the application of tactics and strategies during the contests. Competitive bouldering is relatively young so common sense on training program design and injury prevention is not yet established. Climbing is mostly a self-taught activity up to a certain age so that some athletes are not used to being coached. We than have to establish a practise of feedback and critique. The athlete perceives a contest from a first person perspective, feeling a slippery hold or fading strength first hand - whereas I have an outside overview - observing body language, comparing the competitors’ different solutions and keeping the judging in check. To bring these two perceptions to match and to keep the communication running so that we both benefit from our different perspectives is the biggest challenge for any coach.
Often I just ask questions and offer opportunities that will challenge my athletes to find answers from within him- or herself.
The four German Bouldering Team trainings, 2009-2014 videos show some of the methods we tried out and experimented with over the last five years.

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