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Put Down the Sugar Cookie and Try This Smoothie Instead

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By Taylor Carr, MS, ISSN-SNS, PN1   Did I get you? I’m sorry, but there is no smoothie out there that can take the place of the first bite of a warm holiday cookie. And not the kind filled with black beans, Stevia, or kale that make you think you’re making the “right” choice. The…

The Rapture of Performance

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By Micah Elconin The season is changing. As temps drop and days shorten, I feel a sense of urgency ignite inside me. It’s performance season.  For better or worse, cool dry air tends to make rock a bit stickier. So most of us count on the Fall for creating conditions that support big goals. Yet,…

No Bad Foods

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By Taylor Carr, MS, ISSN-SNS, PN1   There are no bad foods. You may be thinking what do you mean there are no bad foods?? Can I really eat candy bars for dinner and still send my project? This statement is one that can bring strong emotion and certainly a lot of questions. The good…

A Cause to Visualize

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 “I visualized all the moves the night before. It’s about 400 Moves In total. You have to keep all of that in your mind, add endless footholds. It was no surprise that I didn’t sleep that well that night. I was nervous and certainly felt some pressure.” – Babsi Zangerl   The use of visualization…

Nutrition During Menopause

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By Taylor Carr, MS, ISSN-SNS, PN1   Mood swings, brain fog, hot flashes… o my! Menopause can make your body nearly unrecognizable. Maybe you’re feeling totally out of control of your body and mind. You may have what diet culture is calling the “meno-belly.” It may have you questioning whether this is affecting your training…

Atomic (Climbing) Habits

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By Ty Mack   The year I turned 40 I finally learned how to read. Actually that’s a bit misleading, as I have been devouring all sorts of fiction ever since primary school: classics, crime novels, sci-fi, you name it. But non-fiction nearly always left me cold. Sure, I slogged through plenty of it out…

The Attachment to Desire

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By Chrissy Vadovszki In the game of rock climbing, it’s easy to have many desires. And as a dedicated climber myself, like most taking the time to read this, I desire to perform well and eventually send all my projects. I desire to stay healthy and avoid injury or setbacks. I desire to have amazing…

Bah Humbug to Your Holiday Food Restrictions

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By Taylor Carr, MS, ISSN-SNS, PN1   It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Time for family to gather together and give thanks. Time to put up the Christmas tree or light the menorah. And, of course, time to bake those delicious holiday treats! As a nutritionist, this time of year brings a lot…

Keto or Ke-NO

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By Taylor Carr, MS, ISSN-SNS, PN1   Keto: the diet that can curb your appetite, enhance your performance, and speed your fat loss. You’re probably thinking this is too good to be true. And you would most likely be correct! We all want to believe that bacon, butter, and shredded cheese is “for our health”…

TRAIN: Returning to Climbing Post Covid

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Stability Series: Walking Lunge

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Stability Series: TRX Knee Tuck

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