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Training and Living the Life

When you dedicate your life to moving fast and moving up under your own power you end up dedicating your life to training. Fortunately you can do most of your training in the activities you love. The Girl and I ski, bike, run and climb. This is a quite well rounded training regimen if you simply rotate activities.

Here’s Adam Ondra sending two 8C boulders, the first takes bloody knuckles, the second takes incredible flexibility.

ADAM ONDRA – FIRST 8C BOULDERS from BERNARTWOOD on Vimeo.

It’s one thing to be a kid (according to Grizz kids can’t be dirtbags) and spend all of your time climbing, it’s another to build a life where you get to do what you love.

Hirayama Yuji (平山ユージ) – On The Road To Slovenia from Rožle Bregar – kloc on Vimeo.

So here is my training plan for this week:

Sunday:
Run 30 min
Stretch
Ab Ripper X, hips and back
Two hours bouldering – send V3+ overhang, repeat V3+ overhang, work V5 slab, laps on slopers.
Monday:
Rest arms
Leg blasters 3X25
Tuesday:
Rest Legs
Warm up
Send the V5 slab, work V4+ crimp on the vertical wall, work new V3/4 cave routes (5 tries on new ones), repeat blues with lock till fail.
Wednesday:
Skin four laps at Brighton
Ab Ripper later in the day
Thursday:
Rest legs, 10 minute run and stretch at the gym.
Endurance climbing – 5X30 move sets focus on not getting pumped.
Friday:
spin 60/90/120 min… whatever works
Sat:
Skin… or rest.

Then there is this guy. Alf Randall. Assos, a VERY expensive euro cycling brand has the tagline: sponsor yourself. Alf has and it’s beautiful.

A Desert Life from Austin Siadak on Vimeo.

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