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Rowerowa sztafeta, jakiej jeszcze nie było. Dookoła świata!

We have met some awesome people on this trip so far. On...

We said goodbye to @juliamulhern today, who flew in and hung out...

We said goodbye to @juliamulhern today, who flew in and hung out with us for the last 9 days! Thank for coming out and getting thrashed in the waves with us We literally didn’t even plan this ? Twinning so hard with...

We literally didn’t even plan this

We have met some awesome people on this trip so far. On...

We have met some awesome people on this trip so far. On Halloween, Spirit, and his family invited us and another family over to their camp fire. We sang songs, told stories, and chatted. 5-year-old Ashwin was dressed as the cutest ghost of all time. In the morning we set up a beach volleyball net and played several rounds, and Spirit and his parents, with a collective many decades of surf wisdom, taught us some things about the waves. #Baja #optoutside (at Pescadero, Mexico)

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We found the surf! But I was so excited I found a starfish that...

We found the surf! But I was so excited I found a starfish that I forgot about surfing for a while. #outdoorwomen #sheexplores #starfish #Baja #lifeisabeach (at Todos Santos, Baja California Sur)

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waywardbelle: I was born in Salt Lake, grew up 20 min outside...

waywardbelle:

I was born in Salt Lake, grew up 20 min outside of downtown, and have never moved away.
Part of that is the incredible community I call family. Seriously. After some destructive vandalism struck, we decided to check it out. The boulders today were surrounded by nothing but friendly familiar faces, sharing laughs, working together, enjoying our amazing backyard.
The other part, …for 6 months of the year, you can multi-sport. Skiing in the morning, biking in the afternoon. Its a thing here. Today was try hard tasty climbing, then downhill biking madness . It was a great day. .
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#asanaclimbing #asanaclimbingwomen #rockclimbing #barfly #lcc #littlecottonwood #quartzmonzonite #granite #lasprtivana #utahisrad #local #exploremore #ionlycrashwhilestandingstill

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Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada

Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada

Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada

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walking-geema: “If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die...

walking-geema:

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”

Will Rogers

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vertical horizon - 7a9d52cad39b6c8f42d2dd74371e5704 - 2016-11-13-21-46-34

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van life, joe’s valley utah,

van life,
joe’s valley
utah,

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Urban climbingUrban climbing

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Unknown climber on Full Service in Hueco Tanks, TX

Unknown climber on Full Service in Hueco Tanks, TX

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twol:[instagram][photo]Yoga on the wall… @protecathletics ! #tbt...

twol:

[instagram][photo]Yoga on the wall… @protecathletics ! #tbt bouldering in Japan a few weeks ago. @dckassel photo @fiveten_official can’t wait to reconvene with the crew! @carlodenali @etteloc @marymeck by sashadigiulian https://instagram.com/p/4XWPKGGLLd/

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Fanatic climbing reports that Anak Verhoeven, #2 in the Lead World Cup 2016, has done two 8c+'s in Siurana, La reina mora and Broadway.

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Try not to take life too seriously. As you work hard towards...

Try not to take life too seriously. 

As you work hard towards your climbing goals or career goals, also work hard on taking the time to simply relax. Being able to pause the stresses of daily life and truly relax is almost a lost art. We challenge all of you to prioritize this holiday season around finding time to truly relax, shut your brain off, live minute to minute and don’t think farther ahead then that. 

Not only that, this time of year is about being grateful for what you have. With that thought in mind we know that Tick That Pitch would be nothing without all your guys continued support. We have come a LONG way in the last year and its all thanks to our thousands of our users and supporters. On the eve of launching our app the sky seems limitless on how far we can take this movement of “knowledge is power.” 

In honor of “giving back” we are doing 2 prize giveaways per month on our Tick That Pitch instagram. 

Make sure you follow us there to get a chance at winning some of the killer stuff we are giving away. 

Thanks to you all.

Tick That Pitch
Knowledge Is Power

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Frank Underwood…

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Climbers are endless consumers of information about climbing. There’s always one more blog to discover, one more video to watch, and one more slideshow to click through. We’re also inundated with information about how to train. As our sport matures, we’re discovering more and more about how to achieve peak performance.

When it comes to training advice, it’s important to find the voices you trust among the growing cacophony. For me, one of those voices is Kris Hampton, who writes the blog Power Company Climbing. His training content is consistently high-quality and relevant.  After a 3 week break from climbing in mid-December, I re-discovered this post by Kris: How to Climb Harder than Other Newbs. The guidelines Kris lays out have been the foundation of my training for the last two months. They’re simple, and they work.

My sessions are almost all structured the same way–in two hour-long blocks.

I spend the first hour warming up by climbing new (to me) easy problems, or repeating moderate problems perfectly. No flailing feet, no muscling up the wall. Focus on feeling and improving the quality of your movement, not whether or not you get to the top.

The next hour I spend working problems that are hard, but achievable. Kris recommends something you think you can send in 5-6 goes. I try to carry the smoothness and precision of movement from the easy problems through to the second half of my session. If I’m too tired to climb well on the harder stuff, I either end the session or climb a bit more on easier problems.

That’s it. Simple.

Even better, it works. I am having tons of fun during the first hour, and feeling more solid on problems closer to my limit. Some suggestions and tweaks for tailoring the ‘newbie’ workout are below. Remember–it’s never to early or too late to be beginner again!

 

Troubleshooting Tips:

How much do I rest? 

On a busy day at the gym, I can get in 15-20 boulder problems during the first part of my training session. If it’s empty (and I’m focused) I can get in closer to 30, although I’m more tired after.

I get bored climbing the same problems over and over again. The first hour feels like a waste of time. 

4 suggestions:

  1. Trying climbing problems in a different style each time. Make only static moves on one attempt, and then try moving more dynamically the next. Imitate climbers who you admire–practice moving as they move
  2. Substitute holds in and out of a familiar problem each time you do it. Remove one of the best handholds or footholds, and see what you can do with the replacements. How does the problem climb differently when you’ve mixed it up?
  3. Every time your feet hit the ground after you’ve finished a route or a problem, replay what you’ve just climbed in your head. Think about how the movement felt and see if there’s room for improvement.
  4. Make up your own problems! Look at the sequence of holds on the wall and try to visualize a sequence of handholds to get to the top. Remember to keep the difficulty moderate.

I’m too tired to climb hard after I spend so long warming up.

As your fitness improves, this problem will go away. As you get more in-tune with your body and how it responds to what you throw at it, you’ll be able to adjust how much energy you have left after the first hour. An easy way to reduce the intensity is to stick to less overhanging terrain.

I get sucked in and start trying hard routes with my friends.

Before you start the first hour, plan a structure for that particular day. Here’s two ideas to get you started.

Pyramids: Lately I get warm by traversing, then do 3 problems on the 45, 3 problems on a moderate overhang, 3 problems on the 15 wall, 3 problems on the vert, and then start building back up to the 45. Most of this time is spent repeating problems, adjusting and improving as I go along. This structure helps me stay focused.

Ratchet: Start with a grade well below your onsight level. Do all the problems or routes of this grade in your gym. Repeat for the next grade up. And the next. Can you reach your onsight level in an hour?

Important Caveat:

To make this work, you have to want to get better. Work your weaknesses. Focus on movement quality, not on showing off. Ask climbers you respect for tips on technique. Listen to your body and don’t overtrain!

What do you think folks? Will you give it a try? Sound off in the comments!


Training Wheels for Training: A Review

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Today’s post is all about training logs! Many people think that training logs are only for people with training plans, or only for people who are ‘serious’ about their climbing and never play in the gym. Nothing could be further from the truth! Tracking what you’re doing with your time in the gym is valuable for climbers of all skill levels and ages, even raw beginners.

Some examples of what your training log can do:

  • Allow you to see progression and improvement 
  • Document and prevent over training, keep track of ‘tweaks’ and injuries
  • Prevent you from rewriting history with overly-rosy or overly-critical lenses
  • Help you set goals and hold yourself accountable to them
  • See how your motivation and interests change over time
  • Inspire confidence, as a record of commitment and effort
  • Allow you to reflect on past training and plan for the future

In the gallery below, I pulled a couple examples from my winter training log, to illustrate how I’ve been tracking my 1+1 training wheels workouts. In a more commercial gym (1st picture) everything is graded, and I’ll sometimes keep track of grades/colors in detail. In the bouldering gym where I normally train, I just keep track of the angle. For the second hour, when I’m working on harder climbs, I sometimes take more detailed notes, but usually not.

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What should you write? I think there are three things that every training log should capture in some way–status of injuries, difficulty, and training volume.

The first two items are fairly straightforward. All climbers are prone to injury, but you’re at extra risk if you’ve recently increased the difficulty or volume of your training, or both at the same time. If you do get injured, your training log can be an invaluable tool to help you figure out why.

In my logs, I always keep careful track of training volume–how many routes I’ve done or attempted in a particular session in the gym. The original inspiration for this post was my realization that when the gym is crowded, I don’t get much done and I’m overly negative about my own climbing. Your training log can help you see what affects your training volume, and adjust it according to your own goals.

For some, the climbing gym is a place to see and be seen, and a great place to socialize. If you don’t have a training plan, it can be easy to get distracted and climb a very small number of routes or problems during your time at the gym. For new and intermediate climbers the most important thing to do is get lots of volume to develop and refine your technique. You don’t have to stop being social–but be aware of how it affects what you’re able to get done in the gym!

If you do have a training plan, it can be difficult to stick to among all the opportunities and distractions in the gym. Instead of finishing your planned warm-up sequence, you get sucked into trying the new sloper problem with a crowd of your friends. I use my training log to see how well I’m sticking to my training goals and plans. I try to find a dynamic equilibrium between doing planned and structured training and seeking variety and inspiration.

Below the cut, check out some thoughts from climbers @Senderhq and @drglasner on tracking training, as well as a couple do’s and dont’s for your training log.

 

Do bring your training log with you every time you go to the gym

I’m glad you asked about it because now I feel motivated to get back into doing it. I got a ton out of it. Just like comps, knowing that your workout is going to be written down and reviewed makes you try a lot harder. Plus, I could always spot when I was overtraining by the fact that my numbers were going down or becoming inconsistent. And you always knew when you were screwing around when you compared it to the previous day. @Senderhq

Don’t avoid writing when you have a bad day or a bad session–you want all the information you can get!

Do write as much or as little as you want

It’s nothing crazy detailed, just a way for me to track what I did, how I felt, and what works and what doesn’t. It also allows me to look back and say “oh, I got injured after doing these exercises at this intensity for this amount of time” or something like that. Just useful overall, at least for me. @drglasner

Do keep note of motions/routes that made a part of your body ache or that caused you to ‘tweak’ something

Don’t  worry about sticking to a format to your entries. Just get something written!

I don’t really have a consistent shorthand… I just try to note anything that’s relevant: number of attempts, quantity (if doing laps), features/slope (overhang, crimps, slopers, etc). @Senderhq

Don’t wait until the end of your session, or until you get home, to write

Do use your training log to reflect and set goals for yourself!

At the end of the week, I’ll mark whether or not I made my goal. I’ll write out any other thoughts from the week (great overall, but need to work on compression, etc.) and what I want to focus on for the following week. I do the same at the end of the month. Especially at the end of the month, it gives me the chance to reflect and determine what was most effective, what to carry over, and what to maybe drop. @drglasner

Many thanks to Dustin and Skip for providing their thoughts and examples of their training logs!


Track It!

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toppingout: River walking Santa Fe, New Mexico

toppingout:

River walking Santa Fe, New Mexico

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topfanyeah: Suspended in Silence, V5+ 40’ Pollen Grains...

topfanyeah:

Suspended in Silence, V5+ 40’ Pollen Grains Bishop, Ca

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