Last training day before South Africa done! The last month leading up to our trip I took on a very rigid training schedule, that I alternated with my climbing sessions. 6 months prior I already was doing Eva Lopez training but here is what I did on my training sessions:
1) Shoulder lock hangs, twice on each arm (Photo #2
, went from 0.5s to 6-7s per arm).
2) 2 sets of 1-3-5 per arm, 3 sets of 1-4-6. Could barely do 1-3-5, now managed 1-4-5.5.
3)Eva Lopez max or intermittent hangs. 8s on lowest edge for Max, and now can do intermittent hangs on 18-20mm with 10s breaks, of 4 repeaters for 4 sets. Int hangs were so difficult at first! I was on 24mm doing 30s breaks and I was still dying. Proud of this one! Video on this coming soon!
4) Bench Press! I managed my personal best of 50kg. That's benching my body weight!
I'm actually not doing this training so I can push my grade in ZA. I want to enjoy our climbing and focus on the beauty of it. That said, I wanted to be in my best condition so that I had no "what if" thoughts regarding the realm of possibility for me. I want to be physically in my best condition so that I can push mentally without regrets. Now time to enjoy some rest before our big trip in a week!