|The CamPUS - perhaps the biggest strength gains system..|
The main difference is how male climbers' perceive the world of the psyched female boulderer or route climber:
The difference between a psyched female climber wanting to be the best she can and a psyched male climber is NADA ...NOTHING! And that seems to be the crux of the less motivated male to understand when in the company of a strong psyched female rock climber.
|Jo squeezing the shit out of the granite bloc at Can Bouquet, near Barcelona!|
|Training session en Barcelona|
|Another psyched Catalan climber at Sant Benet, Montserrat, Espana|
Female climbers seem more open to coaching in Scotland than males and I find the most exciting part of my personal coaching journey over the last few months is being placed alongside the female climber in a predominately male sport. Various issues are present but the initial level of courage that it takes to deal with having more attention on them than a guy at the local wall is a real factor that is present.
From my point of view it felt nearly as intense as being in a climbing competition environment with allot of eyes on us while we trained together over the last 2 months in Glasgow and Barcelona...
|Jo at ReAch Climbing Coach doing finger strength work|
|Marie on campus moves at ReAch for power|
|Finger strength work on 45 board|
The machine: Amanda has a complete room in her home dedicated to her climbing training with 4 different boards at different angles and various systems training devices to keep her strong and maintain the combination of a hard training regime and a professional working life...
|Amanda on a campus session at Ratho|
|la maquina sending her 7c project|
|Amanda enjoying her other machine after board session in her house|
|The female seniors final line up at the BLCCs in EICA - October 2011|
"...working with Mark was a massively positive experience for me. Mark has a well known infectious mad psyche and belief in himself and his clients, it's really hard to fail in that environment". (Amanda Lyons)