Living healthy and getting back into climbing stronger

I’ve been climbing in the gym today! Great to be climbing again after such a long time!!! It was really good to feel that I’m stronger in my shoulders and core. I’ve been training my antagonist muscle groups, and it feels good. Also I’ve been (trying to) eat healthy and lose some weight. I’m keeping…

Boulder 3: lessons learned

Picture:Brigitte Wieles Almost fully recovered from my right shoulder injury (partially torn AC ligament), I was happy to participate at the third qualification round for the Dutch Championships. The competition took place at a new boulder gym in Rotterdam called Bolder. My first impression: super impressive! One massive boulder block in the middle with some…

Sterker | competition time

Short story Goal 30 boulders  More than 115 people  Started 30 minutes late First 2 boulders flash  Third boulder topped in 3th try + partially torn AC ligament right shoulder Topped 16 boulders Failed on 4 boulders  Didn’t even try 10 others  Ended up 3rd  Weeks of rest because of injury, probably more than 2…

So,did I get fit enough in 5 days?

Final problem in which I couldn’t match the last holdPicture by Sytse van Slooten In my last blogpost I wrote about my motivation to get fit in 5 days for the first bouldering comp of the year. In the end I trained 3 days and definitely needed two restdays afterwards.I made some quick progression, but…

Motivation to get fit again!

How fit can I get in one week? Last week I noticed that the first bouldering competition of this year will take place 23th of January in Sterk, a gym very close to where I live… Because I haven’t been climbing much for the past 3 months, I’m probably not fit enough to participate. But,…

Bouldering in Maltatal

Stefan and I just got back from some very sweet weeks in Germany and Austria. Maltatal Bouldering We decided to visit our friend Stephan in Tangern, Austria where he’s building a holiday home (check the website Berg & Sonne). The past months he was constantly teasing us with stories about amazing boulders and I must…