The Glycogen Dump

Posted by on May 4, 2010 at 1:27 pm

I’ve herd the term glycogen dump used by climbers before (aka not eating the day before climbing) and thought it was worth looking into. I found a wee study about rapid weight loss by reducing stored glycogen here. I was amazed by how much of the bodys energy is tied to water. It looks like […]

300% RDA

Posted by on May 3, 2010 at 10:10 am

Riboflavin plays a key role in metabolism. I’d had a mixed week training and dieting. Wednesdays session had went well even though I’d felt a bit weaker. My repeat session on Thursday was a complete fail after my shoulder got very sore into the first power endurance circuit with the weight belt. I sacked it […]

The Gamezone

Posted by on April 26, 2010 at 9:26 am

Spin the Wheel Managed to get out to Dumbuck a couple of times this week. Training seemed to have gone well after a couple of days fasting so I was keen to see how the route felt. On Thursday I headed up with Mark McGowan. Conditions were spot on and I made the scoop link […]

Spain Training – Fortnight Review

Posted by on November 1, 2007 at 8:49 pm

Diet plans in March of to a bad start with my Blue Ribbon sponge. Two weeks down, two weeks to go before Spain. On the whole still very psyched to get a F8b+ done this trip and willing to make the sacrifices for it. Making some progress so far: Finger injury – Still taping and […]


Posted by on October 23, 2007 at 12:07 am

Saturday 20 October. I wasn’t sure when I get back on my Camel project again, luckily a text from Michael secured another weekend visit. Determined to finish the job I got stuck into my midweek power endurance and fitness training. Mid week I was shocked to find I’d gained a bit of excess weight over […]

Build up To Spain

Posted by on October 17, 2007 at 5:42 pm

Previous high point on La Puta Rue F8b+ in March, Margalef, Spain. I’ll be heading back to Spain in less than four weeks to try and complete the unfinished projects from my last visit. Top of my agenda is to complete an F8b+ at Margalef I tried called A La Puta Rue which crosses a […]

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