Categories
Climbing

My so-called training plan

Well I don’t have much of a plan…I was considering doing a 6-week Strength Endurance plan from ClimbStrong, but I’m a little too lazy/I’d rather just climb.  I am however going to supplement my climbing with elements from this plan, as well as some Hangboard workouts that aren’t mentioned there.

To start myself off, last night I spent about an hour doing hard bouldering, after which I did 4 sets of pyramids on the hangboard, and then the pull-up workout mentioned in the training plan.  I plan to alternate the pyramid exercise with a repeater workout, and I’m trying to add more roped climbing for endurance.   I’m hoping these additions to my regimen will be enough to see an improvement in my climbing by next month.

Categories
Climbing

Training Time

With just over a month until the annual Passion for Flashin’ competition at Vertical Endeavors, it’s time to kick it into high gear.  I’ve never really adhered to any sort of training program, usually I just try to climb more.  But I would like to continue my recent improvements and I think this competition will be good motivation for me to do so.  Also posting on the internet that I plan to train may help me as well.  My next post will consist of what I actually plan to do to train…hopefully 😛

Climb on my friends.

-Adam

Categories
Climbing

The Exuberance of Progress

Last night while working out at my local Vertical Endeavors, I had a major breakthrough in my climbing.  I managed to complete each move on a route rated V7.  After spending nearly a year stuck at around the V5 range I have finally started to make some obvious forward progress, and that has enhanced my excitement for the sport even more!

I’ve also been working a V8 in my past two sessions, and I think with more time, and a little luck I might get that one to go as well.  It’s a crimpy little number, which is just my style, but I’m having trouble with a hard Gaston move on a very steep part of the wall.  We’ll see how it goes 🙂

I hope to go back tonight to link all the moves on the V7.  Looking forward to getting outside and testing my climbing prowess on some real rock this Spring!

Climb On my friends!!

Categories
Uncategorized

Microsoft Surface

One gadget I’m particularly excited for is Microsoft’s upcoming Surface Tablet.

http://www.microsoft.com/surface/en/us/default.aspx

Today Engadget reports that the RT version of the tablet(uses an ARM processor) could start at $199!  Earlier speculation estimated a starting price of $599.  Microsoft could make a big splash in the tablet world if the enter the ring at this price point!

http://www.engadget.com/2012/08/14/microsoft-surface-199/

Categories
Uncategorized

I like plaid

The Outdoor Retailer Summer Market (ORSM) is, according to the website, “the world’s largest outdoor sports industry gathering.” For this much-lauded trade show, thousands of brands, athletes, non-profits, retail store buyers, media outfits, and so forth gather at the sprawling Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City every summer to do business of one sort or another.

Whatever the reason a person attends the OR Show, almost everyone – every male, at least – will at some point don the “OR uniform”: a plaid shirt, probably short-sleeved, with khakis or jeans, and either approach shoes or flip-flops.

After years of administering lighthearted ribbings to my friends and co-workers for their unconscious adherence to the OR dress code, I decided to pick up my camera and document just a few of the tartan-clad attendees walking the red-carpeted walkways of the Salt Palace, which, one busy year, an event goer referred…

View original post 90 more words

Categories
Climbing

Climb 4 Kids

This week in climbing.

Sunday is the first annual Climb 4 Kids Event at Vertical Endeavors, in Minneapolis, MN.  My team Knew Heights has been working hard to raise money for Bolder Options, a mentoring program for at risk youth in the Twin Cities Area.

Categories
Uncategorized

The beginning of time.

I’m not really sure what will come of this, or where I plan to go with it.  I’m sure you aren’t interested in reading this.  I will try to post more enjoyable content soon.