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Behind Every Recovery: Injury Management

Posted by Adisal Tjung on

Despite not being professionals at this whole injury-recovery thing, we would like to share with the public some tips and tricks we have after years of climbing experience. Since many of our girls are facing struggles in their own recovery journey, we decided to dedicate this post to them, whilst wishing them the best in recovery. We also hope all of you out there are training hard, taking care of yourselves, and most importantly, staying injury-free! (Disclaimer: these tips are NOT given by professionals, and are only advices given through experience. Should you require professional help, please seek assistance from...

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A Strong Mind for A Strong Climb

Posted by Adisal Tjung on

The first bouldering competition, Gravical 2017, may have ended but ourteam is more psyched than ever for upcoming competitions this year! There aremany pieces of advice from climbing gurus on “how to climb better” or “how toprepare for competitions” all over the Internet and here is our take on itespecially the subject concerning mental training. Though its benefits are nottangible, it is, in fact, equally as important as physical training. Some refer tomental strength as the differentiating factor of an average and a great climber. Itis also the primary reason why a climber may not perform to the best of...

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New Beginnings

Posted by Adisal Tjung on

12th of November 2016, the last official training teamNUS Climbing (Women) had together before we broke for our final exams of the semester. When news of a possible sponsorship was shared, we were both excited and uncertain. Regardless of it all, we worked hard to come up with a proposal benefitting both parties. Now, with the sponsorship realised, we are beyond eager to share this experience with you. Last training for AY2016/17 Semester 1 before we took a break for Finals   TeamNUS Climbing (Women) is comprised of 20 aspiring athletes. Despite our varyinglevels of experience, we share a common...

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How to Choose Your Pair of Climbing Shoes

Posted by Adisal Tjung on

Climbing shoes are a very important equipment in rock climbing, be it on rope or on boulder, indoor or outdoor. When choosing climbing shoes, there are three primary considerations: Climbing shoe type: Whether or not, the profile is neutral, moderately downturned or aggressively downturned. Climbing shoe features: Features like laces, straps, linings and rubber affect the performance and comfort of the shoe. Climbing shoe fit: Climbing shoes are meant to be worn snug against your feet with as little air cushion as possible, without sacrificing comfort, especially when worn for long duration.   Climbing Shoe Type Neutral: These shoes offer a more relaxed...

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The Start of a Journey (as told by Ashraf Sapri)

Posted by Ben Toh on

My First IFSC Bouldering World Cup in Navi Mumbai, India. (and definitely not the last…..) It has been a little over a week, but every single detail of that memory and every experience that I brought back with me from India is still fresh in my mind — the heat, psyche, atmosphere & hospitality. - Leading up to the competiton……. I’ve been training really hard, not only putting in the hours but training smart. There definitely had to be sacrifices in certain aspects of my personal life, which definitely wasn’t an easy decision to make. Mentally, there were countless setbacks, and I always had...

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