Rock climbing is not as important to me as it used to be. However, each time I find myself climbing, I enjoy it very much.
And, to my surprise, it seems that a part of my physical (and mental) ability to climb relatively well never fades away. Even though I don't train as I used to - on my hangboard, in the gym or simply just climbing at the local crags.
Why is that?
My friends, whom I help bolting climbing routes, say it's about the experience I've gathered during many years of constant serious (more or less) climbing. I partly agree but there are other factors that contribute to that as well:
- My diet always includes oatmeal.
- I cycle or walk as often as I can. I don't have a car and I take the bus only if it's raining.
That's why you can make it all more interesting by making what I like to call a banana-choco pudding. All natural. Oatmeal included.
What you need
First, a blender. And if you want to blend iPads, you can try Blendtec. :-)
The rest is up to you. I like to make my pudding-like smoothie with:
Having a blender, means you can do all sorts of crazy goodies. And if this makes you wanna eat more fruit and drink more natural juice - why not get one, right?
If for some reason, high performance sport is no longer a priority in your life but you wanna be able to get in the game now and then, do these two things:
- Do physical activities that require less commitment but offer the benefit of high heart-rate. Cycling and mountain biking work for me - there's also the added perk of cheap travel/commute. Swimming is another great sport that keeps you fit without too much logistics (not much gear).
- Make it fun to eat healthy. As I said, we know oatmeal is nutritious and high in fiber but we would't kill for it as we would for a cake... With a blender, you can prepare the best natural desserts and breakfasts.
What about you? What's your secret to being physically fit and strong?
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