I’m still following my training regime as outlined in my last post. I have had to rest a few days during the Christmas and new-year holidays, but now I am at it again. For the last couple of days I have had some slight pain in my right shoulder, probably due to overtraining. I try to listen to my body, so for the rest of the week, I will go easy on hard bouldering and focus more on technique and mental exercises.
As ‘training manual’ I can highly recommend Eric J. Hörst’s Training for climbing This book is a very comprehensive training bible that covers everything from specific workouts to nutrition.
As mental training I have read The Rock Warriors Way by Arno Iligner. Arno’s book gives you a total mental training program and provides useful insight on how to approach the climbing sport from a mental point of view.