Training guru and author of the Rock Climbers Training Manual Mark Anderson recently turned 40 (happy birthday from TrainingBeta!). To celebrate, Mark wrote a blog post in which he outlined 40 climbing lessons he’s learned during his year involved in the sport.
“A few years ago Steve Bechtel gave me an article called “40 Years of Insight” by strength Coach Dan John. The article is a list of 40 lessons Dan learned in his 40 years of coaching strength athletes. I liked it so much, I keep it on my nightstand and re-read it periodically.”
“I can’t imagine I’ll have anything interesting left to say once I have 40 years of coaching experience, but as of today I’ve been on this planet for 40 years, so I decided to write my own version—40 lessons I’ve learned about climbing in 40 years of life. Nobody will agree with all of them, but hopefully everyone can find some use for at least one of these.” – Mark Anderson
40 Climbing Lessons
We aren’t going to list all 4o of Mark’s lessons here, but you can (and should) click through below to read through them all. Suffice it to say, these lessons cover it all. There are training tips, time management tips, words of caution, advice on prioritizing, and much more.
If you are someone who takes climbing seriously, do yourself a favor and give this list a read. Years of experience give you a lot of insight and the only way to short cut gaining some of that wisdom is to learn from the people who have already put in the work and lived it.
Full Article: Mark Anderson – 40 Climbing Lessons
(photo courtesy of rockclimberstrainingmanual.com)
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