You get out what you put in

Since winter I have been training exceptionally hard. I’ve had 5 or 6 days in rock this year and done an 8a+ and 8b.

Persona Non Grata (8b)

Suit up!

Hiking in to Achleiten! Is it winter or summer? My body is confused

What made the difference? Motivation? No. Rest! For the last 10 years I’ve been climbing non-stop, sometimes 40 days in a row. I always got stronger but it quickly faded.

For the first time ever, I voluntarily took 3 weeks off and it changed everything. I did a lot of skiing, ate healthily, lost weight and stayed fit. It was not being latent, but being active with another goal in mind. I did 18 days in the snow, most of which were in my own and not relaxing but rather long and intense.

I love to ski, but it is not climbing.

I have spent on average 10 hours a week in the gym doing very specific training and another 4 hours at home before work (weekdays), trying to improve. I’m fighting tooth and nail to be the best version of myself.

Progress is best seen when measured. I measure progress daily. Forward and backwards, always hard but always important.

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My training program from @mescht_klinger has been paying off. Between the intense hangboard sessions and desperate bouldering sessions, I'm certainly seeing an improvement. Had a great little onsight of Powerplay (7b) this weekend at Achleiten and had a great working session on an 8a+ there. Unfortunately, it had one brutally hard move on it that I could not stick otherwise I think it would have gone down in that session. Forcing myself to rest is always the hardest part. I guess I'll go running today instead 😛 @lasportivagram @frictionlabs #alwayspsyched #training #fingerstrength #power #powerendurance #slopers #crimping #notrainnogame #lasportiva #weareclimbers #frictionlabs #chalkmatters #uselessdomore

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