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Bouldering in blocs de columbiere

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This is an awesome place between Annecy and Chamonix. Hundreds of unpolished limestone boulders in a beautiful moutain setting. They all have numbers which you can find in the guidebook sold in local tourists offices. The bigger boulders have bolts on top to attach a top rope to. I went without a top rope or a crash pad and it made every boulder feel like a solo. But it was still a great place to visit. I kept myself to the easiest I could find as I’m going to take the advice this time and ease my fingers back in rather than going all out for another injury!

Rufus building up for the lunge.

Rufus building up for the lunge.

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Written by Journo

September 14, 2009 at 10:26 am

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Running with heart rate monitor (HRM) by Polar. Totally awesome bit of kit. So many long pumpy routes in Spain. I reckon running helps you lose the fat and increase the efficiency of the aerobic system for those 25m plus routes. The HRM also tells you that running faster actually burns less body fat. Actually running at about 6o% of your heart rate maximum actually pulls off the excess weight better than thrashing around the run at maximum speed and 90% Heart Rate. So long steady runs is the key. I’ve been doing about 3 hours a week combined with a low carb, high protein diet with loads of vegtables, combined with stopping all alcohol. I’ve lost 6 to 7 pounds in about 6 weeks. Feel lighter for climbing and definitely have more stamina.

Written by Journo

June 19, 2009 at 11:23 am

Posted in Aerobic, Diet