Transitioning TrainingI’d like to start by thanking everyone who watched the campusing movie I posted last weekend. I felt like a lot of people gave me great feedback which will inspire me to make another training one. Thanks for all the comments as well. I’m trying to figure out what I’ll do in my next movie and I’m thinking about a few more conditioning exercises, maybe dead hangs, or maybe a more route setting oriented movie. I’m currently sponsored by HRT and they have these cool white holds where you put dots on the holds to give them colour (replacing the ugly tape some gyms use). The reason it works better than a normally coloured hold is that you can put 2-3 dots on each hold thus specifying it for multiple routes. I’m going to be ordering a bunch of white holds and mixing them in with my existing HRT holds to build some circuits. Route setters know, and I’ll tell you again that creating a good 40-60 move circuits takes a pretty good amount of time, especially without impact drills… I’m still in the planning stage but I think I’m on the right track. A few days after I posted my video, I also did an IAmA on Reddit. An IAmA is basically a live question/answer period. On Reddit, there have been a lot of big names that have done them including President Barrack Obama, Bill Gates, Ken Jennings (Jeopardy Wiz) and as far as a man who is currently in orbit of earth in a space station… You can find my IAmA here and that also went super well. I posted it in the forum where there would be mostly non-climbers so I got some random questions, some climbing questions and some obvious troll questions (which were met by troll answers). Thanks to the people who made the IAmA successful! Next on the agenda and the main part of my week has been thinking about what type of training I’m going to be moving into. I’ve been doing campusing for the better part of 2 months and I’ve finally gotten to the point that I don’t feel like I’m improving much from it anymore. I’ve tried to change up exercises, lengths and how many times a week I do it. I want to move into more power mode and max force boulders. Max force boulders are ones that you create at the gym that take you longer than 2-3 sessions to complete it. It’s usually pretty frustrating because every move on the first day will feel hard. I try to set these problems in the range of 3-6 moves. Once a week, I think I’ll do dead hangs followed by a destroying circuit of abs. The reason I’m moving into this type of training is because I realized that my first world cup is in the first week of April which is only 6 weeks away! I’ll take a good 4-5 days to rest before it which means 5 weeks of hard boulders, dead hangs and abs. I feel like I’m a lot stronger from the campusing I’ve been doing, but I still need to convert all that upwards strength into real bouldering strength. The lateral moves and figuring out how to actually hold the holds will need some work. It’s a long battle, and a constant fight. I’m motivated, and the season is just around the corner.
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