Grand Valley Climbing Gym: Focus


The gym is full of boulder problems, lead climbing and toproping for all abilities. What I like about it most is that there is a designated place for getting specific about training. Since most people call training going out and climbing, at the GVC know better. It is about identifying your weaknesses and then getting specific about addressing them in a systematic manner. We have the tools to do that and with the help of our staff, we will help all climbers who want to move forward make the right training decisions!

There is plenty of space and equipment for everyone who wants to improve their hand strength, technique, power, core and mental game!

It all comes down to focus. One of my high school students has reminded me that you must first learn how to focus in order to address your goals and even complete simple tasks.

Focusing involves the following:

  1. Look at the big picture. In order to solve a problem or strengthen a weakness you must be able to see the whole and then break it into its parts.
  2. Be specific. Identify specific testable causes of the weakness. If you do that you can then reassess at the end of your training to determine the gains from your efforts.
  3. Be systematic. Come up with a plan and then follow it to the best of your ability. Once you start to stray from your plan, there will be no way to identify whether or not your strategies have been successful.

Get outside and have an adventure!

piz : )


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