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Luke R 

I went back and did the sit start for ‘Snake Eyes’ which is apparently a V5. I liked it a little better than the stand start. I got a little sloppy on some of the movement but I’d spent most of my time leading up to this throwing myself at a different crimpy route I *still* couldn’t get.
Pulling through the roof this time wasn’t even scary so that was nice too! 🧗🏻‍♂️ (I sped this up to make it fit on IG) #climbsouth

It was only a V3, but it was tall and it’s been on my list forever. Finally sucked it up and committed today. Also wanted to try out setting up some camera tricks. I’m no Jimmy Chin (used my phone, fake GoPro, and iMovie) but I’ve been wanting to try to work some climbing photography/filming. I promise there won’t be any (earnest) helmet cam shots! 🐍 👁 👁 🧗🏻‍♂️#climbsouth

Cause you’re the low life of the party
Bad blood
Bad blood for everybody

Tryna be a boulderer.
Been making myself do overhangs and this one took me three sessions to finally send. Now I’m skippin’ holds and moving less efficiently cause I got it now.
Still need to work on power and dynamic movement, annnnndd everything else.

Easily the worst part of ‘supplementing’ climbing training with weightlifting is *keeping* it supplemental. I’ve got the @roguefitness Ohio bar and some bumper plates at home and most days it’s easier to just stay home and weight train rather than go to the climbing gym. I sort-of claim a CrossFit background, and it’s hard trying to balance well-roundedness with climbing specific training. I’ve been trying to somewhat train for @mountain_tactical’s strength standards, but also trying to climb harder/better. Since I’m technically a novice at most lifts, it’s addicting seeing progress in some(and depressing to plateau in others- looking at you, overhead press), but it’s hard to pull back a little and focus on the actual goal of climbing better.
I really liked the @trainingbeta episode with the lattice training guys where they said to “keep the goal the goal;” I try to think of that when I want to spend the week working on a lift when I should actually be climbing.
Anyways, I have seen some improvement to my climbing, I think it’s probably good for injury prevention, overall health, and It’s probably helped keep me engaged in exercising in general. I think once I meet a few more of these standards, it will be a little easier to refocus on climbing and make the barbell more of a maintenance workout. It doesn’t help that I enjoy trad, sport, and bouldering (and want to be prepared for alpinism too!) as disciplines either, and I know that ‘just climbing more’ is honestly the key at my current ability level.
And for what it’s worth, here’s my standards list, adapted from Mountain Tactical Institute:
Deadlift 2x Bodyweight
Front Squat 1.5x BW
Bench Press 1.5x BW
Clean 1.25x BW
Military Press 1x BW 🙄
20 Bodyweight Pull-ups

I don’t have a squat rack yet so I’m limited to squatting what I can clean, and can’t bench press at all (could try floor presses I guess). I’ve been doing most lifts at 3 sets of 4 reps, and recently switched my military press to 5x5 and have been a little more disciplined with it. Now just gotta get more time in the climbing gym and on the rock!

TONIGHT: Giveback night at @theoldpal Athens! @westrywhit and I will be raffling off a 60m rope from @bluewaterropes, a $50 gift card from @highcountryoutfitters and other goodies! $1 from every draft beer goes to support access and stewardship efforts for climbing areas in Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee by the @seclimbers!

#climbing #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #SCC #liveclimbrepeat #optoutside #getoutside #bouldering #tradisrad #tradclimbing #sportclimbing #sendit #bluewaterropes

🌊 ❤️ = 🔥 🔥 🔥
#np #vinyl #my_athens #sundayjams

So swiftly the sun sets in the sky,
You rise up and say goodbye to no one
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread,
Both of their futures, so full of dread, you don't show why
Shedding off one more layer of skin,
Keeping one step ahead of the persecutor within

Hey y’all-
@westrywhit and I are hosting another Pint Night for @seclimbers on December 4th at @theoldpal Athens! If you’re a climber in or around the Athens area this is a great way to help give back to our state’s climbing organization, and maybe win some prizes, or find some new friends to climb with! I’ll have more details soon! Link in Bio!

¡Vamonos a España!

Here’s to 300k more!


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