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If you’re looking for a whole-body, functional workout that gets your adrenaline pumping and gives you physical challenges to solve, indoor climbing is as good as it gets. Whether you prefer bouldering on low-rise problems, or roping up and scaling 12m walls, climbing is a versatile workout that can help you achieve any number of body goals.

“As an all-round functional body movement that works strength and flexibility, climbing is the perfect exercise,” says Robbie Phillips, a professional climber and former Team GB coach from Edinburgh.

“You can train aerobically by running around circuits of easier climbs,” Phillips continues, “or you can work maximum power by choosing boulder problems on steep overhangs, which work your shoulders, biceps and

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