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Zak McGurk Shares The Magic of Taking Time Off

 
Zak McGurk Shares The Magic of Taking Time Off
 
July 23, 2010 -  Zak McGurk    
 

I've been climbing for 8 years now and I have never been able to go more than a month without climbing. I never believed my friends when they told me that they had took time off and had come back feeling stronger and fresher than before. I always thought that if I were to do that, I would lose all my strength, endurance, technique  and I would just totally suck when I started again. So this year, when I was forced to take 4 months off due to a dislocated finger, I thought it was going to be a long summer of struggling to get back in shape.

 

All my goals and projects would have to wait until next year. However I've discovered the magic behind taking time off. To my surprise, I came back in the best shape I've ever been and It's been a great summer of climbing so far. The other day I even managed to send a project that I have had my eye on for some time and quickly too by my standards. The route is Called Leviathan, 5.14a at a cliff near Canmore called Acephale. If anybody is interested, here is a link to a video taken a few years ago of Joe Kinder climbing the route.

 

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