Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 22, 2009 - 07:21pm PT
After much toil and sitting down typing, I self-published this here book. I really hope you can find some useful information in it.
Here's the website associated with it, I've already posted some updates http://sites.google.com/site/climbingstronger/
Awesome. I know there's been a lot of anticipation for this book among elite climbers. While I'm not in that group, I can't wait to get my copy to help me improve my workouts and make more efficient use of my gym time.
I got my copy the other day. I'm the type to read even the most obscure references about climbing (~~Jack Tackle's 1% rule~~~) like athletik specifik (sic). So it's pretty rare when I get some "new tricks" on paper...
I was impressed~there were even a few tips I didn't know about, i.e. fifi and rubber band retrieval.
Other good points:
Many rehab/strength exercises
Chockful of photos
Nice bolting overview inc. glue ins
Complete reference, all kinds of stuff like roped solo, alpine, food/water, supplements
The book is written well and in a self-effacing tone that is humorous. "I thought stick clips were for sissies. Then again I wasn't climbing that all that hard..."