rydra_wong: Tight shot of a woman's back (Krista of stumptuous) as she does a pull-up. (strength -- pull-up)
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I posted a write-up of my current workout routine in [community profile] lifting_heavy_things.

Linking here as it's focused on building strength for climbing and correcting muscular imbalances during the enforced time off while I recover from my Lisfranc injury, so I thought it might be of interest.
emperor: Photograph of me climbing. (climbing)
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Just a quick note to say I wrote up last year's trad escapades on my own DW journal here
rydra_wong: stick figure on an indoor climbing wall -- base image taken from the webcomic xkcd (climbing -- xkcd)
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BoingBoing on climbing:

Climb On! by Lisa Katayama

I want to entertain an offhand theory that I've had ever since I became obsessed with indoor rock climbing two and a half years ago: It's great for geeks, and we should all be doing it.
sixbeforelunch: vala and teal'c arm wrestling, no text (sg1 - teal'c/vala: *arm wrestling*)
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NYT Well Blog: What Exercise Science Doesn’t Know About Women

The article has some eye-rolling cliches ('lightly-plucked eyebrows', really?), so for those who'd rather skip it, it mainly boils down to:

Scientists know, of course, that women are not men. But they often rely on male subjects exclusively, particularly in the exercise-science realm, where, numerically, fewer female athletes exist to be studied. But when sports scientists recreate classic men-only experiments with distaff subjects, the women often react quite differently.


In the meantime, female athletes should view with skepticism the results from exercise studies that use only male subjects.
rydra_wong: Lisa Rands' chalky hands on the sloper on the route Gaia (climbing -- hands)
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(...and I did not eated it.)

Dave MacLeod's excellent blog Online Climbing Coach now has a feed at [syndicated profile] davemacleod_feed.

Who's Dave MacLeod? This is Dave MacLeod. He's not only one of the UK's top climbers in multiple forms of climbing, he's got a master's degree in sports science and his blog is full of interesting thoughts about training and technique.

Anyone know of more climbing-related feeds on DW? Or blogs that need to have feeds created?


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