According to American magazine Time the 14-year-old American rock climber Ashima Shiraishi is one of the 30 Most Influential Teens of 2015.
Marzio Nardi reports about Rock Slave XP 2015, the climbing trip to Castelmezzano and Pietrapertosa and the Lucane Dolomites in Basilicata, Souther Italy. A journey inspired by the famous book “Mezzogiorno di pietra” published in 1985 by Alessandro Gogna.
The sports climber Rocco Micheletto has redpointed his first 8c+, Super Ale at Covolo, Italy.
Check out Rory Mckernan and Pat Sherwood in HQ’s latest promo for the 2015 CrossFit Invitational – in Spanish!
For those who can’t speak Spanish, or can’t quite make out what the guys are trying to say in thier ‘broken Spanish’, the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Invitational takes place December 6 in Madrid, Spain.
Teams from the USA, Canada, Europe and the Pacific will be competing, with a number of big name athletes including Ben Smith, Katrin Davidsdottir, Kara Webb, Camille Leblanc-Bazinet and even Rich Froning taking part in the event.
The video of Austrian Angela Eiter and the endless climbing potential at Kyparissi in Greece.
On Saturday 18 October 2015 a group of Icelandic and Slovenian climbers joined forces to climb six peaks in the Kamnik – Savinja Alps in memory of their Jure Breceljnik who died last July aged 41, in order to raise funds for Jure’s baby daughter Ela Breceljnik and her mother Natalija Gros.
Japanese climber Sachi Amma has completed his aim of redpointing 10 sport climbs graded 9a or harder in 2015.
Do you get caught up in wanting to do more, get more, have more, and accomplish more. At times, does it feel like you aren’t getting anywhere or that it will never be enough? Are you constantly thinking about what you have to do, and the goals and desires you have?
Today, it’s time to stop and celebrate what you HAVE DONE and what good you have been doing. If you don’t take the time to appreciate your actions, you’ll get in an ugly cycle and may become ungrateful. It’s all about having that mental balance of appreciating what you’re doing or what you’ve done, and also striving forward for better. You’ve gotta practice both thinking patterns.
This will only take a few minutes, it’ll be worth it.
Grab a pen and a sheet of paper
- List anything that you’ve done, or been part of recently that you’re proud of
- Write down anything that you’re working on where you can see that you’re making progress (even small little progress)
- Jot down anything you’ve done to help someone else in a meaningful way
Your goal = List at least 5 of your recent victories and stop to appreciate how grateful you are for you (and others who may have been involved involved) made them happen.
Want more drills like this? Get ready for The Ultimate Mindset Program (in the works)! You’re gonna love it.
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The explosive growth of functional fitness and technology over the past few years has spurred numerous websites and mobile phone apps to help athletes keep track of scores and times, and compare their performances to other people across the world.
For functional fitness athletes, there are a handful of sites currently being used by CrossFit affiliates, and individuals, on a daily basis to compare and track their performances. One, however, which has caught our eye in the past few weeks is CompeteNow.com.
CompeteNow is a website app which has a sole focus of providing real time rankings for anything that can be measured or tracked. Whether the movement is serious or goofy, if it can be measured and tracked, it can be ranked on the site.
If you want to see if anyone can beat your record time of drinking a liter of water, then running 400 metres and doing 100 pushups, you can post it on CompeteNow and see if anyone is faster than you!
The ‘cool’ factor that makes CompeteNow unique from other sites like Wodify, Beyond the Whiteboard, WODHOPPER and SugarWOD, is that CompeteNow incorporates ALL fitness exercises and benchmarks from sports such as swimming, running, weightlifting, and gymnastics, not just CrossFit/functional fitness movements.
So here’s how it works, and how it differs from other similar websites.
The primary differentiator for CompeteNow is the sole focus on ‘real time’ leaderboards and rankings, with the ability to adjust/filter your rank depending on demographic.
For example, a 33 year old male is an ex high school and college wrestler. After five years of being ‘out of the fitness scene’, he decides to get back into shape. He remembers his one mile run time and weight lifting maxes when he was at the prime of his college wrestling career, but what is a good score/time now for a 33 year-old male?
CompeteNow can answer that question while also providing the motivation for him to get back into shape.
Almost all of us are able to identify with the example given above. Even those of us who think we aren’t that competitive, we still ask: “how good is good?”.
We all want to know how we stack up against others and how we compare to other people in our sport or benchmark event of choice.
CompeteNow answers these questions for YOU.
CompeteNow’s web app also allows you to filtered leaderboards by location, age, weight, and gender, so you don’t have to just settle for where you Ranking on the global stage.
Don’t like being ranked 229th in the world for the 1 mile run or 1RM squat clean?
Fine… Start small and narrow the competitive field. Filter by age group (answers the question of “how fast should someone my age do XXX” or “how much weight should someone my age be able to lift XXX”), or location.
In the US, you can go all the way down to the zip code, then city, then county, then state, then the whole of America). Likewise for weight and gender.
No one else provides the simple and powerful focus on your Rankings while displaying raw truths about how you stack up against fellow competitors.
We discovered CompeteNow as they were about to launch their site to fitness and competition junkies everywhere.
To find out if you really are better than average, head over to CompeteNow and register for a free account to see how you stack up.
Remember, the site is new, so don’t get too excited to find yourself near the top of the leaderboard. Be a true competitor and Share your Rankings from CompeteNow with your friends… and you’ll soon discover the truth behind your fitness.
Your proof is in your Ranking. See you on CompeteNow.
British mountaineers Mick Fowler and Paul Ramsden have made the first ascent of Gave Ding (6,400m) in Nepal’s Himalaya.