Surviving Sending Temps

We want it all – cold for velcro friction yet warm enough to be powerful. While I love crisp conditions at times, my muscles aren’t always on board. Many of you have asked about this regarding body maintenance on the road and in the cold. So, here are a few key things I’ve learned from […]

CBD – A Way to Balance Intensity and Recovery

Localized anti-inflammatory synergistic with your body 5 Noteworthy Benefits Anti-inflammatory Pain relief Reduce anxiety and depression Heart health [1] Insomnia treatment What is CBD Cannabidiol is a chemical compound naturally occurring in cannabis. It is structurally different than THC in away that leaves it unable to bind to CB1 receptors, which are the receptors responsible […]

Beyond Water

Every morning I wake up and drink 16-32 oz before a light breakfast. The first day I made this switch from downing oatmeal to hydrating and waiting a bit before eating, I found serious digestion benefits, a decrease in sluggish feelings, and noticeable energy increases. I’ve gotten a lot of questions lately on what I […]

Competing in India

8:50pm  Board a flight New York – Mumbai 8:51pm   Arrive in Mumbai International Airport (14 hrs later…) 9:46pm  Start sweating immediately as I stepped outside to meet my driver to the hotel. 10:11pm  Crash course in India travel – cars don’t use lanes, constant horns, and mopeds zipping through everywhere!   11:01pm  Arrive and unpack at […]

Climbing Puerto Rico

A few things to note: This is Puerto Rico – Not Costa Rica The island is scattered with granite boulders in fields, boulders in the jungle, boulders on hills made of more boulders on boulders Yes, it felt like I was in a sauna But look at these blocks ; ) Previously in 2015, Josh […]

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Power of Cacao

I’ve never been a big coffee drinker. Or really even caffeine in general. This past year I started branching out and testing how I feel after different amounts of sleep, various morning routines, and pre-workout energy options. One that I have stuck with is hot chocolate!     I noticed that Amazing Grass and other “superfood” […]

PNW Pro Climbing Competition Circuit 2015

Wake up. Warm up. Go hard 3 hours. Top 5 hard boulders. Eat. Rest. Get Psyched. Spotlights on. Face the crowd. Dyno. Crank. Flash. Repeat x 4. October 2015 was packed with cash-purse competitions every weekend. Starting with the Portland Boulder Rally near my hometown, week after week I got to try my hardest alongside […]

IFSC 2015 Transition from Training to Comps – The Mental Side

Training to overcome a plateau was only the first step. Mentally owning new strength and destroying old self-limits was crucial for breaking through. Physical training comes naturally to me, self-discipline to push my body past its comfort zone, whatever the training session I’ve written down says to do. Mentally owning newly gained strengths, and applying them […]

Body Work Part I: Even Out!

Bouldering hurts. Frustrating, but many of us love it, and want to keep pushing ourselves at it without getting injured. Queue body maintenance – balancing our bodies to stay healthy. Yet, like flossing, how often do we take the time? After rehabbing out of a labral tear, training for both beach volleyball and climbing, and […]

Training: Core

  Crunches and sit-ups – classic. Most of us have been told to do those since elementary school, as they are often included in ab exercise routines. Yet what sport actually uses an athlete’s abdominals in isolation lying on the ground? Running, gymnastics, volleyball, climbing; power and strength are translated throughout the body by utilizing […]