Yes, I usually take a break from climbing over the holidays. During this time, I will still do my back exercises and possibly run instead of climbing training. I will also take this opportunity to spend time with family and take care of any neglected tasks. Transcript: "Do I ever take a break from climbing and how long and what do I do instead? Yes, usually I do. Over the holidays it's very difficult to kind of maintain a regular training regime so that's a time where you can back off and just enjoy being with family, getting outside and doing things with folks that I want to be with. I generally will not stop doing my kind of back exercises. I broke my back years ago so I can continually need to do that for keeping my strength but other than that I'll maybe just run instead of actually doing climbing training. I clean, I take care of things that haven't been taken care of and just again spend time with my family and enjoy the rest."
Yes, I usually take a break from climbing over the holidays. During this time, I will still do my back exercises and possibly run instead of climbing training. I will also take this opportunity to spend time with family and take care of any neglected tasks.
Make sure to have fun and climb for yourself! Enjoy the journey and make sure to monitor your progress and listen to your body to prevent injury. You'll likely make amazing friendships and have wonderful adventures along the way.
My climbing highlights include my Thunderbird and Yosemite route climbs, as well as roof cracks. These are all highlights because they took me out of my comfort zone and required me to use new skills and perform at a high level.
To evaluate physical weaknesses, I can put myself through a series of tests to measure my flexibility, power, grip strength, etc. and then make a training plan for improvement. To evaluate mental weaknesses, I can ask others for their opinions on my outlook and strategy for success.
Work hard and leave people with a smile, so they can trust and depend on you.
I maintain training consistency by having a goal in mind and being focused on what I need to do to achieve that. When I complete it, I take a break and pick another goal and repeat the cycle.