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Good flexibility is a key for good climbing performance.

#flexibility #training #Stretching
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3/7/14
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New website and home
I've moved! You'll find me now at what-should-have-been-done-all-along website of www.nealmcquaid.com . Two blogs: Personal: all things related to travels, climbing, life, etc. Tech and Education: Everything else. I have a passion for technology, trends so ...

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The Lahinch beachfront walkway. Destroyed by the sea! Incredible power....
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I was doing safety/co-ordination for this :)
Alongside +Arnotts Dublin , we ran a project to promote the new #Arnottsgiftapp  by abseiling (or 'app-seiling as they preferred to call it on the day) off the front of the Arnott's building! Ho Ho Ho!
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2013-11-28
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Climbing Competitions
With all the competitions that have been on , and are coming  (deadline for the ILCC's is tomorrow.....)  up , saw this and thought it was a great promotion of the 'fun' of competitions. Competitions have a bit of a reputation amongst many climbers of not b...

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Light humour: Jellybabies climb in Ceuse
Light humour for a Monday. Some old footage messing around with a set of earphones, some jellies, and finger-tape. Myself, Naomi, Hazel and Oli organised this major first jelly ascent in Ceuse.

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Another joins the 8a Club in Ireland
Nice going Daragh ! Great post too, well written :) After seeing Daragh's progression in a couple of years from working the 7b+ in the photo above to sending 8a, there's lots of great lessons in his post for all. While the big numbers will get all the visib...

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The Red - end of trip catch-up
What a place: Beautiful scenery (definitely coming in the Fall is the best time of year to come, just to see the changing of all the leaves across the forest). America for all it's amazing qualities, and it's flaws. The amusement of seeing Miguel's campsite...

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"How strong is your grip?
CS: Some holds are less than a quarter-inch, and you might only be able to get two fingertips on, and you have to put all your weight on that little hold. There are different ways to prepare for that. The classic is one-armed one-finger pull-ups, supporting all your body weight with one finger. It sounds crazy, but quite a few climbers can. Our tendons, forearms, elbows, shoulders generate an amazing amount of force. I can do a few one-finger pull-ups in the gym, but for me, the gym atmosphere is not motivating. I'll get to 20 pull-ups and be like, "This is boring. Why am I doing this?" Whereas when I'm hanging by my fingertips on a cliff face, I have so much more energy."
http://espn.go.com/sports/endurance/story/_/page/bodyissue2013chrissharma/rock-climber-chris-sharma-undresses-2013-body-issue-espn-magazine
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