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Climbing and Bouldering Technique: All in your legs?

Climbing and bouldering are sports like no other; combining physical strength, flexibility and problem solving to create a sport which requires patience, endurance and pig-headed determinedness to not give in!

Your typical climber will tell you that climbing is all in the legs - the less you use your arms, the better. This is one reason those who claim to have "no upper body strength" can pick up good basic climbing technique by learning to rely on their legs rather than their arms - but at...

Posted by Cags R under Climbing, Bouldering on 25 February 2014 at 12:00 AM • Read more »

Tribesports User of the Week: Ramon F

Ramon F Which has been toughest Tribesports Challenge and which are you most proud of?

The 30 day exercise challenges seem to always be fairly hard to get through to the end, not because of the difficulty of the exercises involved but because of the consistency and regularity that is required over such a long duration. I always seem to find myself cruising for the first few weeks and something unexpected ends up causing me to miss one day leaving me no choice but to start again from the beginning. I...

Posted by Ramon F under Climbing, Muay Thai, Scuba Diving on 9 October 2013 at 11:00 PM • Read more »

Climbing motivation: Reel Rock 7

Climbing videos don't get much better than the Reel Rock films. Showcasing some of the best climbers in the world climbing some of the most technical and exposed routes across the globe. 

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Now if that's not some inspiration to get climbing I don't know what is! If you've never climbed before it's a great idea to start with indoor climbing to get used to the ropes, harnesses and techniques involved so what are you waiting for, find your nearest climbing wall, take the Try Climbing...

Posted by Jack A under Climbing on 24 June 2013 at 11:00 PM • Read more »

Monday Inspiration: 80 year old climbs Everest and holds his world record

3 time world record breaker, Yuichiro Miura, keeps his latest world record for being the oldest man to climb Everest.

Miura would have been 20 years old when Hilary and Tenzing conquered Everest for the first time in 1953, since then, Miura has climbed to the summit of Everest 3 times and was the first man ever to ski down it!

Age is just a number: Everest Climb 80

The 80 year old has an old rivalry over the title - his competition is the Nepalese climber Min Bahadur Sherchan, who is 16 months older than Yuichiro Miura, Sherch...

Posted by Cags R under Climbing on 2 June 2013 at 11:00 PM • Read more »

Tribesports User of the Week: Justin B

Justin B profileWhat has been your toughest Tribesports Challenge and which are you most proud of?

The longer term Challenges such as the 200 crunches a day for 14 days have to be some of the toughest Challenges I’ve done, they get really hard towards the end.

The hardest though have to be the standing on one leg with your eyes closed, still can’t even do that for 20 seconds. The Challenge I’m most proud of would be any of the wall squat Challenges I’ve completed, those things kill me.

As one of our most...

Posted by Justin B under Climbing, Caving, Ultrarunning on 29 May 2013 at 11:00 PM • Read more »

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