Wake Up Sleeping Muscle

Wednesday was one of my friends birthdays and we
decided to celebrate by climbing rocks!

We went to a rock climbing gym in Tampa.

The moment we walked in we knew we were out of
place. It was about to get uncomfortable.

This place was packed with wire-strong little dudes
that had dense muscle and very low bodyfat.

Since I used to climb a lot when I lived in NY about 7
years ago, I knew just how tough this workout was
gonna be.

We started with the “pink” level for beginners. And
that’s pretty much where we stayed :)

It’s been two days since scaling walls next to a bunch
of 140 pound kids… and I am STILL SORE!

The thing is that I’m sore in places that I haven’t been
sore in a very long time.

Normally I dead lift, over head press, do some strongman
stuff and gymnastics.

My body knows what to expect.

But when I hopped on these climbing walls, I WOKE UP
all types of muscle that are normally asleep.

My fingers, wrists, elbows, muscles in my toes and feet…

My upper back, between my thighs and my obliques are
all on fire today.

This reminds me that we’ve got to challenge our bodies
with brand new activities every once in a while in order
to stay strong and balanced.

I plan on going back to the rock climbing gym next week.

I love the challenge, I love the new strength gains and…

I just love scaling those high walls!

Your training should be FUN and CHALLENGING!

Grow Stronger,
Elliott “The Incredible” Hulse

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2 Comments on Wake Up Sleeping Muscle

  1. Sean says:

    June 8, 2012

    Same happened to me after boxing for the first time in about a year. It’s been three days and my forearms and upper back is torched!

    I didn’t even know boxing worked those muscles!

     
  2. fred says:

    June 10, 2012

    Yo Elliot, great to hear you’ve taken up climbing again. The hand, forearm and back strength involved will benefit any strength enthusiast. Flexibility is also needed. The huge strength gains climbers attain comes from a very unique place that i’m sure interests you. Climbers always train to failure as the fear factor involved brings out that little bit extra. I constantly surprise myself when out on a cliff face, 80ft up, a few metres above my last piece of protection and dangling off one arm. You either pull yourself up or take a horrible fall. Interesting what you can pull out of yourself when you really need to.

    Keep up the good work. Really enjoyed your videos on primal patterns for triathletes and herniated/bulging discs. Helped me out more than my physiotherapist!

     

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