Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Coming back to life...

Today was the second day of freedom from full time employment and my second day of training back to some kind of fitness with a focus on running and walking to work down my weight before I begin to train rock climbing climbing specific. It took me 10 months of working in an office to realize I will never work in an office job again.

Perhaps the lack of creativity in my role and the lack of development played a large part in my experience as I am sure the right role surrounded my the right team could be fulfilling and meaningful.

I enjoy learning, teaching and training, so that's what I have designed for myself for 2018.

A 72kg version
Working with a good 90kg requires careful management when it comes to rock climbing specific systems training or finger strength training. It's not new to me. I enjoy finding ways to train heavy to maximise gains as the weight comes off against an increase in power.

I have given myself till May to get to a manageable climbing weight in anticipation of my wife's charity iDID Adventure opening the new Corby Climbing Centre in the spring. All very exciting and great to have a climbing gym 12.5 minutes from our cottage (just sayin!)

Will probably begin upper body training with things like reverse pull-ups to wake up the muscles from the 18 month hibernation to avoid injury.

It feels like I'm coming back to life...

Referrals from clients:

"...This training season I decided to get all the help I can to speed up my improvement. I needed guidance to work towards my goals in long term. I also needed more vision and opinions about my exercises and weak links. I am glad I can share my training with Mark..." (Ville Mustonen, Finland)

" I met Mark in Glen Nevis on his return to climbing to check out some lines he had in mind for me, I wasn't really training at this point but after a day or two talking and training with him I had a much more structured idea of what to do to improve and I did" (Kev Shields)