-Myriam Souaya My mentor recently pointed out to me why the climbing community is such a positive group. Though he’s never climbed before his logic made complete sense, ”they’re all optimists,” he said,”you’d have to be”. While his assessment was right on target,…Read More
Sportrock Climbing Flash Blog
-Jason Montecalvo Question: What is your definition of being “fit”? How about your meaning of “healthy” or “strong?” Does it mean you look good at the beach? How about receiving good results on a physical exam? If you lift weights or run long distances, does that make…Read More
-Molly Donelan It’s 7am and I’ve already done 45 min of strength training, a brutal 2 and a half hours of swimming, and am already anticipating another treacherous 2 hour practice this evening. Ok that’s a lie I didn’t really do that but that was me 15 years ago. From…Read More
Guest Blogger - Adair Lindsay, MS, RDN, LDN
What do climbers fear more than heights or falls? Injuries. Especially the type that won’t go away. Many climbers wonder what else they can do to expedite the healing process. They try rest and rehabilitation but very few consider diet. However, food plays a powerful role in the healing process. What you consume can either expedite healing or prolong injury.
Member Spotlight - Jonathan Lessin
An adventurer at heart, Jonathan Lessin was the cardiac anesthesiology residency director at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, as well as an assistant professor of anesthesiology at Georgetown University Medical School in Washington, D.C. Jonathan was diagnosed with Parkinson's at age thirty-eight and received his Deep Brain Stimulator (DBS) at age forty-three. He became a cyclist and avid sportsman just to prove he could, despite his diagnosis. In 2012, several years after his diagnosis, he voluntarily stepped into retirement to pursue life fulfillment. Jonathan now finds happiness encouraging his fellow "Parkies" to attempt things they thought they could never do.
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Who is JDH?
What do you, Alex Puccio and Daniel Woods all have in common? Each of you have climbed some amazing routes set by Sportrock's Director of Routesetting Jeremy Hardin. For another year, Jeremy's talent has been nationally recognized as he was again selected to serve as the Chief Route Setter at the American Bouldering Series National Championships. Our congratulations go to Jeremy and we look forward to having you back at SR setting those world class routes for us to climb like the pros!