When it comes to nutrition for climbers, your post climb snack is just as important as what you eat before you climb. Focus on fresh ingredients rich in protein, healthy fats, and low-glycemic carbs. These 20 quick snacks are easy to prepare and, most importantly, delicious!
Let’s consider this scenario: you have tried climbing once or twice, and your first inclination was to tightly grip each hand hold while pulling yourself up with your arms. You sent your first route or boulder problem and it felt great! You quickly realized that you found your next hobby.
However, your forearms are pumped and your hands ache. As you transition to the next slightly more difficult route, you started feeling a change. On easier routes you were able to climb with just your hands and upper body strength, but as you progressed you realized that something was missing. You were so close to making that move, but your footwork prevented you from doing so.
When it comes to a full body workout, there is nothing like climbing. Most people who start climbing are hooked immediately, but there is little out there regarding the best nutrition for this type of exercise. That is because it is such a unique sport.
Climbing Nutrition states, "While other sports have rapid muscle contract-relax cycles, where the muscle gets to relax at regular intervals, climbers often spend long chunks of time contracting their muscles before allowing them to rest." This kind of intensity requires the right kind of fuel for the endurance it takes to finish a climb.
Las Vegas is full of entertainment. Everywhere you look, there are shows, casinos, or concerts. It's a city with a never-ending supply of exciting things to do, but what about the kids? If you live in Vegas and want an entertaining family weekend, or you're planning a summer vacation with the kids check out these fun family-friendly activities that will help you stay cool in the summer heat.
Despite being such an accomplished climber, Hazel remains incredibly humble as she quietly moves about crushing her climbing goals. She was gracious enough to talk with us at Origin. Read on to learn more about Hazel and check out the interview:
What do you want to accomplish? Whom do you want to become? What do you want to look like or feel like in one year? How about five years? These are hard questions for sure, questions that you might not have asked yourself recently or even have the answers to. However, if you have concise and measurable goals already set for yourself you can probably answer these questions with relative ease.
Climbing is becoming increasingly more mainstream. This is the result of many factors, but the growing prevalence of rock climbing gyms has certainly made the sport more accessible to the average American. Many new climbers learn in the gym and eventually take their new-found skill to the outdoors. This is fantastic, America needs more physically active people that appreciate the outdoors. However, appreciating the outdoors is something that every climber needs to make a point of as they leave the gym and start climbing outside.
When the weather is nice it’s easy to love climbing. During the summer months it’s not difficult to find excuses not to climb due to heat, especially in the Las Vegas valley where temperatures routinely approach 120 degrees. Peak season for climbing in Red Rocks is undoubtedly the spring, but you will see crowds in the fall or winter as well. There is a reason for this!
The summer months in Las Vegas can be brutal, with temperatures soaring well above 100 degrees. While Red Rock Canyon becomes a virtual oven, there are some excellent higher altitude crags just 30 minutes north of Las Vegas in the Mt. Charleston area of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. The alpine limestone of Mt. Charleston makes for an interesting, and far cooler, option for summer climbing.
Take a moment to reflect on what has shaped you throughout the course of your life. What has made you the person you are today? What lessons have you learned about life and the world? These are big questions with no easy answers. Most would agree there are millions of small events that occur throughout life, all of which contribute to making us who we are as adults. The decisions we make and events we experience each slowly (or swiftly) affect who we become.
Most climbers can reflect back over years of adventure and recall many an escapade that might have changed their perspective on life. When putting on a harness for the first time it’s impossible to predict all the lessons that will be learned from climbing, but there are a few that children (and adults) commonly develop over time as they immerse themselves in the sport. As I watch my kids grow and put on a harness, I wonder at what adventures this sport will bring them and what they will learn along the way.