Journey to V7: Gradually picking things back up (1/11/2018)

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Today was a moderate climb — definitely a step up from my earlier one in the week, but also still lighter than my climbs on the 5th and the 7th. Here are my stats:

Warmup 10 pull-ups
Grade Outcome Points
V0 0
V1 0
V2 ✓✓ 4
V3 ✓✓✓ 9
V4 ✓✓✓ 12
V5 ✓✓ 10
Cooldown 2 x 8 biceps
1 x 10 shoulders
15 pull-ups
10 pull-ups
50 abs
20 abs
30 abs
Recap 10 sends, 0 failures

2018 YTD

  • 53 sends (+10)
  • 14 failures (+0)
  • 150 pull-ups (+35)
  • 65 pushups
  • 16 biceps (+16)
  • 10 shoulders (+10)
  • 125 ab reps (+100)

My last two climbs have honestly been a little too lax. I will be bumping up the difficulty considerably on my next climb since my last two sessions have been straight flashes with no failures. In my opinion, it’s super important to make sure you’re failure regularly — it helps humble you and make sure you’re actually pushing yourself. It’s really easy to get comfortable when you’re climbing. One of the reasons why I’ve plateaued in recent months is because I’m too okay with flashing V3s and V4s. I’ll look to hit the V4s and V5s hard next time.

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