Back when I first started climbing the idea of doing more than 15 moves for a long boulder problem was insurmountable. However, about two years ago I decided I was going to try and learn to sport climb. But the transition was more difficult than I expected. I didn't have a climbing mentor and basic things like: how many tries should I have on each route, how long of a warm up should I do (and what grades), how long of routes, what type of routes -- and so much more -- weren't second nature to me.
It's a shame to think that climbing mentorship and teaching others has lessened over the years. I think about how long it took before I felt like I finally grasped some of the more important aspects of sport climbing like tactics, resting, head-game, strategy for clipping (something I definitely didn't think of for at least a year and a half!) and more. For me it wasn't until the spring of this year that I felt like I finally understood some important things about redpointing and sport climbing that I never knew before. I figured out mental preparation, clipping, breathing, pace and warming up properly. All of these things I wish I had been taught or somehow learned faster, think of all the time it could have saved me!
Climbing is an individual sport yet we usually climb in partners (and almost always on a rope) yet this passing on of knowledge is so rare. In my climbing life, I've had little to no advice on how to better my own skill. It's mostly been just from practice. But progress on your own is slow and sometimes frustrating when we can't figure things out on our on. Or perhaps I am just the anomaly. Is this your experience in climbing or did you have a mentor in your climbing? | photo: @andy_raether |
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I'm dead sore from my insane workouts the past few days so I took it a little easier today
It was too nice not to workout outside today: combination of bodyweight and weighted exercises (you don't need weights... random household objects work just as well!!) 🌤️Sprints
☀️Reverse lunges with front kick (working on balance)
☀️Core exercises (inside for this one rather than laying in the mud)
🌤️ Finished it up with a long walk
Just because the weather is turning, doesn't mean you shouldn't get outside!
I know it's tempting now it's getting colder to workout in our houses or in the gym. But there are benefits to working out outdoors.... 🌳
🍄A harder workout - When you’re active outdoors — whether you’re running on the beach or hiking up a mountain — your body is encountering a constantly changing environment. To keep up the activity at a consistent pace, you need to adapt to all those minute changes in your surroundings (such as slight inclines, bumps, or obstacles you may need to dodge), which means your body works harder than if you were running on a treadmill or using a stair machine. 🍄No membership fees - The outdoors belongs to all of us. You don't need any special equipment — the outdoors is available wherever you are, just outside your door. 🍄Cleaner air - Indoor air can be more polluted than outdoor air even in large cities and metropolitan areas. 🍄A free daily dose of D - Outdoor exercise is a way to get your vitamin D through sunlight. This is especially important if you are overweight, as research suggests that people who are overweight are more likey to be deficient in vitamin D. 🍄Exercise for your mind - When you exercise outdoors, your mind is aware of the changing terrain. Whether you use the hills, the sand on a beach, or a winding path, your mind has to focus differently than it would on a flat gym floor. And research suggests the effect of exercise on the mind tends to favor a positive direction. Several studies, suggest exercise outdoors benefited mental well-being more than the same type of exercise inside.
I am soooo excited to announce the winner of the #SweatyMommy Fitness Challenge.. JEN!! All of the moms worked SO hard and it was great seeing them complete the workouts and cheer each other on.
I have to give a HUGE shout-out to @mummactiv and @MysoulCBD for donating to the grand prize. #Mummactiv donated a $50 gift card to her store and #MysoulCBD donated a bottle of CBD oil that retails at $60!!! What amazing companies to work with. Check 'em out!
Of course, the winner also received a $25 gift card to @Amazon AND 2 free weeks of #SweatyMommy !💪
I love when I get a chance to workout with Moms and GIVE away goodies.
Congratulations to Jen! 🎉🤗And honestly, I have to give a shout-out to all the moms. We all work hard, challenge or no challenge, and we all deserve a celebration. You are doing an AMAZING job!!
Yin-Yang training in Vienna.🙏
Cold weather is not an excuse, stay consistent, follow the flow.👈
🌞Yang is movement, ❄️yin is rest. The Energies shift throughout the year: Fall and Winter are Yin seasons, Spring and Summer are Yang seasons. Enjoy the blissful c
Training indoors and in nature.