It’s Mondayyyyyyyyy! Are you excited? I am actually. I like a fresh start to the week!
This weekend was busy, but a lot of fun! Between the enlistment day for The World’s Best Bootcamp-Burbank, a girl’s night, recording session, and a fun workout, I slept like a baby last night!
My Weekly Fitness Plan:
(This is tentative, but I like laying it out for the week so I have some type of plan in mind.)
Monday: Bouldering (see below) & Run
Tuesday: Heavy Lift
Wednesday: Crossfit + 20 minutes of cardio
Thursday: Bouldering & Run
Friday: Heavy Lift
Saturday: Rest Day (Travelling)
Sunday: Possibly Hike
So that’s what I’m planning! This is actually a lot more cardio than I’ve done in a while, but it’s just so nice outside that I feel like I should take advantage of it and run!!!
What is Bouldering?
So I’ve gotten a few questions on bouldering. Mostly along the lines of ” What is bouldering?!”. Bouldering is similar to rock climbing, but you are not attached to a rope or harness. The walls only go about 8-10 feet high, so if you fall, it’s not a big deal usually. There is a great deal of technique involved in this sport.
Benefits of Bouldering:
-First of all, it is like doing a puzzle on a wall. There are techniques to bouldering and figuring out how you are going to take the path to the top can be tricky and take some trial and error. While many people think it is all about strength, it is all about efficiency. Technique is what makes being super-efficient on the wall possible.
-Overall body strength: You literally use your entire body. Your core, arms, back, legs, etc. are ALL working. Bouldering has increased my strength in a HUGE way. For example, when I started bouldering a few months ago, I could do 0 pull-ups. I can now do 3 in a row.
-Mental Zen: There is something about bouldering that has a yoga-like effect. I think part of it is the fact that you are working your body and mind at the same time. For me, I know it is a HUGE stress reliever.
-FUN: Because what about climbing and hanging on walls ISN’T fun?!
It may not be for everyone, but I can tell you that I absolutely love it. If there is a rock climbing gym in your area, I highly suggest trying it out! There are always veterans there that are happy to give advice and help you with your technique. The bouldering community is very friendly!
So that’s that. I’m working my day away and then heading home for a run and bouldering session. Hope everyone is having a great start to their week!