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Journey to V7: Campus boarding is so much easier (3/15/18)

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Went back to First Ascent Uptown today for my climbing session. Today was a day of firsts.

I tried a V7 and V8 a few times…they did not end well. No worries though, it’s all part of the process of getting better.

Today was also the first time I’ve done campus boarding in a while. I feel like I’ve added a good amount of power and strength in the last half year, because it wasn’t nearly as taxing as I remember it being in the past.

Back on campus training for power at FA Uptown.

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There was a physical therapy student doing a study on climbers as well – I set (what I’m sure will be soon beaten) the high scores for grip and wrist flexion! It was interesting since it’s the first time I’ve had any sort of quantitative measurements done for climbing.

Here are the day’s stats:

Warmup 10 pull-ups
Grade Outcome Points
V0 ✓✓ 1
V1 ✓✓ 2
V2 ✓✓ 4
V3 ✓✓ 6
V4 ✓✓✓✓ 16
V5 ×××××✓ 10
V6 0
V7 × 1
V8 ××××× 5
Cooldown 8 campus boards
10 pull-ups
40 abs
Recap 13 sends, 11 failures

2018 YTD

  • 329 sends (+13)
  • 116 failures (+11)
  • 595 pull-ups (+10)
  • 205 pushups
  • 157 biceps
  • 22 triceps 
  • 110 forearms 
  • 48 shoulders 
  • 160 squats 
  • 10 peg / campus / hang board (+8)
  • 655 ab reps (+40)

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