Here’s a few links and articles about how this started and climbing’s current status with the IOC.
September 2013 is going to be the deciding month! I’ll keep everyone posted!
Pull ups x5
Leg lifts x2 sets
Pull ups x5
1 minute rest
Dead hang 6, 10 seconds x6 sets, start small holds and move to larger holds with each set
2 minute rest
Pulls ups till failure
Dead hang till failure
Hanging leg lifts
Nearly eight years after Chris Sharma sent Witness the Fitness V15, Daniel Woods repeats this now legendary problem! I remember when I first saw Dosage III and saw Chris Sharma send this amazing problem and being completely entranced by the raw power of Sharma. I felt inspired, as I do now watching the video over again and knowing that Daniel Woods just sent it as well! It makes me believe that I can get there! It drives me forward and keeps me inspired.
This is just the beginning! I’ve been climbing on and off for a few years now and I’ve always loved everything about it. Living in Louisiana at the time made it difficult to really get involved in the climbing community. My friend and BB(belay brother), Matt May, and I would make the two and half hour drive to Lafayette to climb at the Roc Haus every chance we got! We took a few outdoor trips up to HCR in Arkansas which really drilled in the quite desire that climbing was something that I wanted to do with my life. After moving to South Carolina with my wife, I was financially broke and struggling to find a job in this crappy economy; sadly, climbing took a back seat for a year. After that long year I finally got a break and got a membership to a local climbing gym called Climb Upstate. Shortly after this my wife left me. I was completely devastated, but I kept climbing and kept climbing. The staff of Climb Upstate quickly took me in as one of their own and I made several great friends! It didn’t take long for me to start setting for them and through that I met Lucas Johnson. He and I quickly became brothers, challenging each other to be better and climb harder. I read an article about how the International Olympic Committee was considering climbing as an Olympic sport for the 2020 summer games. I knew then what the next eight years will have in store for me. I am determined to achieve Olympic glory. Pushing myself harder than I ever had before I began training everyday, setting harder problems, and taking as many trips to Rumbling Bald as I could. I recently made the decision to move to Louisville, Kentucky. My long time friend Louden Wells got back into climbing over this past Thanksgiving after I came to visit him in Louisville. He has been a source of moral fortitude and inspiration. With the support of all of the great climbers and friends that I’ve made over the years I know that this dream will be a reality! I’m starting this blog to chronicle the long journey to the Olympic podium.