Tip of the day

Warming up is important, especially if you've had an injury. For example, if you've injured your shoulder, make sure you spend some time doing arm circles. Here's how I usually warm up:

  • 3~5 minutes on a rowing machine, focusing on my form and breath.
  • Hang from a jug or large edge on a hangboard starting with a 1-sec on, 1-sec off, working up a pyramid to 10-secs on, 10 secs off and then back down to 1-sec. For example, 1-sec on, 1-sec off → 2-sec on, 2-sec off → ... → 10 sec on, 10 sec off → 9 sec on, 9 sec off → ... → 1 sec on, 1 sec off.
  • Easy climbing focusing on breath and technique for about 15-20 minutes. Rest for 5-10 minutes before projecting or training.

Why am I starting a blog?

I can’t stop talking or thinking about climbing. It’s been this way ever since I started climbing in early 2018. Since then, I’ve changed my lifestyle drastically, from drinking at least one drink of boba a week or ordering a Crème brûlée at the end of every date night to drinking Bulletproof coffee and eating sugar-free (but sweet!) desserts – made by my wife – at home.

I’ve been climbing at my local gym 2-3 times a week for a little more than a year now, and I’ve been on various training programs throughout my short climbing journey. Throughout that journey, I have had the pleasure to get to know and climb with all sorts of friendly people. By starting this blog, I wanted to extend my journey and connect with all the other passionate climbers out there so that we can get stronger together and geek out on all things climbing.

I still consider myself a newbie. I am hoping to learn from fellow readers, experiment with and share my climbing routine/training, and ultimately be a resource for new and current part-time climbers.

Thank you for visiting!