I battled my first nationals of the year in a new division, male youth C. I ended up in 17 but learned a lot about resting between climbs and knowing when to stop to prepare for the next route. My coach said I climbed very smart. We knew nationals was going to be a struggle because I have put on 20 to 25 pounds since last year. I have gotten stockier while everyone else got taller. Since getting back from nationals I am working hard on nutrition, (eatting 5 times a day), Strength training and core/balance exercises along with rock climbing. I'm luckier than most my Dad has a Masters Degree in Sports Medicine and has designed my additional sports specific workouts to enhance my performance on the wall. I am looking forward to the hard work and making sure they save the top of the podium open at SCS nationals.
Great climbers aren't born, they're made and the place that they learn their...