4 things I learnt from Bouldering

4 things I learnt from Bouldering

Anyone that knows me well (or even a little bit) knows that I’m fixated on a new hobby almost weekly. The latest on the agenda; bouldering.

Bouldering is a style of rock climbing that focuses on skill and technique rather than sheer strength and vertical height. The walls are lower, maxing out at around 2-3metres. Also, instead of wearing a harness and climbing on ropes, there are giant padded mats under all of the climbs should you need to jump down or fall.

For those of you new to the sport, here’s what i’ve learnt;

Strong is the new Strong

Strong is the new Strong

The word ‘strong’ has two meanings when entered into Google, which is obviously a great way to start an intelligent piece of writing.

  1. having the power to move heavy weights or perform other physically demanding tasks.

  2. able to withstand force, pressure, or wear.

Related synonyms include not only words that imply physical toughness; but those that evoke a broader, all encompassing strength; like security, resilience and fortitude. To me, true strength is something that’s inside, something that isn’t necessarily manifested by anything physical. It’s not what you can lift or how big your quads are, it’s the amount of space you take up in the universe, and how strong your convictions and sense of self are. It’s also a little bit about withstanding the ‘force, pressure and wear’ of other people’s bullshit.

Muscle of the Month

Muscle of the Month

They say that “the people who you spend the most time with you become”; Deepak Chopra, so in an attempt to make you all more awesome we have decided to give exclusive access and intel to the inner workings of the mind at Evolutio HQ.  Welcome to the world of discussions about food, training, rehab, food and umm more food talk.

 

Go sports!

Go sports!

Last weekend I had the privilege of watching our very own Peta G smash through waves in row boat. Of course, being the absolute beast that she is, she won all four of her races on the day.

Before this day I had never even heard of surf boat rowing. I love discovering new sports; whether through friends or patients that I’ve treated.

Here’s a short list of unusual sports that I’ve come across with my personal interpretation of each: