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  1. WHO'S AFRAID OF THE BIG BAD BOARD? 1

    WHO”S AFRAID OF THE BIG BAD BOARD?

     

    Most climbers these days are familiar with the idea of campus board training. However, most do not make use of it because campussing is seen as something that only elite climbers should do. Wrong! Although the most important thing any relatively inexperienced climber can do is, simply, to climb a lot, a certain amount of time dedicated to the campus board can greatly enhance  the strength element that is fundamental to modern climbing.  

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  2. WHO”S AFRAID OF THE BIG BAD BOARD? 2

    MONTH TWO

    Right, so now you are ready to get really stuck in. Your hands are calloused, tough machines and they will need to be as this month sees an upgrade for everyone. Be careful and don't be afraid to adjust this session to suit your ability. Larger rungs or feet on is not a crime!

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  3. What makes a climber work?

    In the last few years the expression ‘energy systems’ has come into general use in the climbing world to describe the various ways the body creates and uses energy. Along with it, however, has come a rather bewildering collection of sub divisions (aerobic threshold, anaerobic power, aerobic capacity etc). The differences between these various categories have been explained by several commentators yet often, in my experience, those explanations have left people more confused than before! The following is an attempt to make this complex subject as simple as possible. With a little bit of study it will be seen that a clear understanding of the various elements that make up ‘energy systems’ will help any climber to train more effectively and efficiently.

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  4. WHO’S AFRAID OF THE BIG BAD BOARD? 3

    MONTH THREE

     

    Last month! Up another gear again but the end is in sight! As with last month adjust the rung size if its feeling  too hard.

     

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  5. Fontainebleau in November by Katja Vidmar

    I was really looking forward to this trip. As much as I love travelling to faraway places, Font is still my favorite place to boulder. It's just soooo goooood!!! Anyways, I was enjoying my first few days climbing, ignoring my low back pain that jus

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