Finding the Sweet Spot

  In the galaxy of food, is sugar on the side of darkness or light? Amanda Cossey takes her Lightsabre of Science to the subject. ‘Sugar is toxic.’ It has a sexy ring to it, doesn’t it? Much more appealing than ‘eat more veggies or less junk food.’ Sugar is the most recent component of our diet under fire – fat is back and sugar is out. The anti-sugar push is driven by the belief that obesity and the many…

Review – Athlete by Choice

It’s unusual to review a coaching service, but when VL’s resident training guru, Duncan Brown from Athlete by Choice offered us the chance to have a month’s coaching under his tutelage, we jumped at it. Under review – Athlete by Choice online climbing coaching with Duncan Brown, RRP $99 month Best for – Intermediate-advanced climbers who need extrinsic motivation and assistance to focus their training. Historically I have done a lot of flouncing in the name of training. As training this…

Video: Train for Climbing – Get Your Strong On

In this bonus web supplement to his training article published in VL edition one, Duncan Brown provides some focus and structure to enable you to channel the motivation to train smarter, get stronger and send harder. The following is a one-hour training session you can do at home with nothing but a hangboard, or at least a chin up bar and an edge to use for the endurance program. Not essential but helpful would also be a yoga mat, a…

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