Sunday, 15 September 2013

New traverse wall

We've finally got round to building the training wall. Upto know its 16ft long and 8ft tall, I want to add abit to the top to make it a touch taller but its a start. I've drilled aloud of wooden blocks and drilled a hole in them to seat the picks. I need to get hold of some old climbing holds to practice on. 

Friday, 13 September 2013

Hot cross training

So my winter training is well under way now, most of my nights are filled with varying types of training and my days are filled with aching muscles. ( a good ache )
 After speaking with different people about what's the best training winter, I decided to try a variety of things, the main one being cross training.
20 slashers 
1 min over head slosh pipe
5 laps Farmers walk
10 squats with slosh pipe
10 shoulder to shoulder with sand bag 
10 halos with kettle bell. 
31 minutes dead it took me

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Climbing the Blackpool Towers.

Last nights training session took me to the climbing towers in Blackpool, for more info go to blackpool climbing site.
  tonight's session was just me and Andy, we started of with a quick warm up, the usual stretches and a bit of cardio to get the blood flowing, then onto the wall.
Andy led the first route like he does, making it look easy and flowing from one move to the next with amazing strength, i seconded up and for the first time made it to the top of the 25m route, needless to say i was quite happy as my last attempt had only seen me to halfway.
Andy then did a back to back lead and i followed up with my first lead on this impending and very high structure, i managed to get halfway before over gripping and forgetting to breath properly took its toll and i got to around half height before muscle pump kicked in.

once we had finished on the routes we got stuck into the circuits, i did 3 minutes sets and Andy did 4 minutes, which we did four times then had a rest and then repeated.
by the time we had finished my arms were throbbing. great training tho  feels great.

Monday, 2 September 2013

SPA WEEKEND in the northeast.

This weekend I did my SPA climbing assessment with roxcool climbing up in the northeast. 
Our first day was at almscliff doing personal climbing skills and at Macmillan climbing centre in Middlesbrough. 
The second day which consisted of group work was at scuggdale in the morning and then gisebough viaduct to do the assisted abseil in the afternoon. I would highly recommend roxcool for any climbing qualifications you are considering as they were terrific the whole weekend. 
I passed with flying colours and now can't wait to get to work.