Rock climbing is unique among popular sports in that it requires development of highly-distinct and rare physical, technical, and mental capabilities. Here at Training4Climbing.com, I strive to coach you up in all three areas—long-term improvement and pursuing your genetic potential demands it. Though less tangible and more nebulous than, say, campus training for higher power, mental training is the ultimate investment in your future climbing ability, as it will feedback in a synergistic way by enhancing your technical and physical abilities. Talk about a “win, win, win” training investment!
In this article I’m introducing you to Mastermind, a guide for developing greater mental mastery on the rock. Sure, I’ve written a many articles on the topic of mental training…and I’ve even penned a book on “brain-training” titled Maximum Climbing, which presents more of a sports-psychologist approach to mental training for climbing. Mastermind takes a different look at the topic of mental mastery, however, by viewing the topic through the eyes and experiences of elite climbers such as Adam Ondra, Margo Hayes, Alex Megos, Chris Sharma, among others. These pro-climber insights are stitched together and expanded upon by one of the best climbers of all time, the British rock icon Jerry Moffatt.
For much of the 1980s and 1990s Jerry Moffatt was pushing the limits of climbing—and his mind! Whether it was an early 5.14 sport climb, a scantly protected gritstone line, a V-hard boulder, or World Cup competition, Jerry climbed with unmatched psych, a ferocious grace and immaculate style that was uniquely his own. Now, in writing Mastermind, Jerry is handing you the keys to unlocking your potential…and the higher grades!
In this awesome teaser video, Jerry provides a basic primer on his Mastermind concept.
Here’s a brief interview with Margo Hayes—one of the pros featured Mastermind.
From the publisher of best-selling Gimme Kraft! comes the uniquely entertaining and empowering book Mastermind. Published in both German & English versions, climbers outside of North America should order from www.GimmeKraft.com or other European dealers.
MASTERMIND is distributed in North America exclusively by Training For Climbing, LLC — Dealer inquires are welcome.
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