katie climbs: 5 Training Exercises that I Love →
Sometimes I get into the gym and the last thing I want to do is train, but I know it helps, so I’m going to keep on movin’. I am NOT a training expert. These are just a few things I have started doing that I can actually tell have improved my climbing.
1. Intentional Feet Cuts
Careless Torque from Outcrop Films on Vimeo.
Careless Torque is an impressive highball in England with no female ascent until now. This video gave me chills and had me biting my fingers when Mina was close to the top. I am so inspired by her acceptance and ultimate overcoming of her fear. I personally love highballs so I can understand that, but highball slab? That’s a whole new level. This girl takes some tall falls and the video is well-shot to boot, so check it out!!
so strong! love the music
If you travel to HCR for sport climbing, don’t miss the Ren & Stimpy wall! It’s such a blast. Some short, fun, bouldery routes over there, and it’d be sad if you skipped it!
This one is Powdered Toast Man, 5.12b, at HCR.
Alright ladies this ones for you. I woke up with terrible cramps this morning and then created this wonderful compilation, and it worked like a charm! If you give in to medical science during this terrible time of the month, try these while waiting for that Midol to kick in! Enjoy =]
the third sunday
Yesterday I went to the gym and pulled hard. I did three 4 spot routes on the river that I had been working on, and seem to be making technique progress on this new setting! I havent written in a week since A. there was a comp at the gym so there was nothing to climb, and B. I have been trying to get ahead on homework before my family comes to visit (yay!). But my roommate got a blender so I am gonna start going smoothie-crazy, and with the new (much harder) setting at the Spot I am hoping I make better progress. Also, my pull-up bar came in!!
the first thursday
Tuesday and Wednesday I slacked off a bit. Last night I went to an awesome reggae concert with some friends though! And I bought cherry tomatos, mozzarella balls, fresh basil, more Noosa since it was on sale still (yess!!), some hummus, and ham and cheese for my lunches and snacks. Good stuff. I did end up going to the Spot this evening and it went as follows:
I can actually compete in a physical contest?
This past weekend I went to the XGames in Aspen. There was a Navy tent set up with all the other sponsor tents, and they were having a pull-up contest. Separate for girls and guys, I noticed that the current girls count to beat was just 8 pull-ups. I can do 8 pull-ups! So I signed up as yet another snow-bunny flailed from the bar, giggling because she thought it was so silly she would be expected to pull her own body weight (nothing against snowbunnies).