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A non productive summer

this summer hasn’t gone to plan! I developed tendinitis in my wrist to an extent where typing was painful for a while. It’s taken a while to calm down so I’ve had a break from climbing and let body and

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Overtraining Part 3: How not to overtrain

Ok, we’ve looked at what happens with overtraining and at how it comes about. How do we prevent it? The foundation of approaching this is to plan your training regime properly. If you’re really serious about training, i.e. hard enough

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Overtraining: the trap

This is an additional snippet to my series on overtraining. Overtraining syndrome has a nasty little trick that can really catch you out. It is especially applicable to climbers and can mislead you into a one way trip to burn

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Overtraining pt 2- a personal perspective. (Or if you can’t be a good example, be a dire warning)

Let me tell you my personal story of overtraining, and we’ll see if we can spot the predisposing factors and work out the changes needed. I work full time as a GP, have a family yet still manage to climb

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Hitting the wall- overtraining

Have you ever reached a state where in spite of regular training you see your performance starting to decrease? Where instead of climbing you project you’re struggling to climb the stairs? Have you ever found yourself suffering from a complete

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Thanks for all the Support!! (And a word from our Sponsors!)

My last post, a review of Arbonne Phytosport: Prepare and Endure has now been viewed almost a 1000 times!! Wow! Thanks!! I’d like to do some more reviews of other products such as Arbonne’s¬†nutrition range and the other Phytosport¬†products. It

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Product Review: Arbonne Phytosport Prepare and Endure

The number of people I’ve climbed with who’ve seen me hitting the wall is quite long. I’m not referring to temper tantrums or belayer induced impacts after a fall, but the physiological phenomenon of when the fuel runs out. One

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