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Thomas Bond
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Big Move
Hi all So.......some news. I've moved to New Zealand! So, as you may have guessed, this blog is on the back burner I will try and answer questions emailed to me, but hopefully the answer to your questions are in the posts. Please note, the post of footwear ...

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Inshoe foot pressures and forces whilst indoor climbing.
So, there has been a lack of posts recently, I apologise, I've been working on an application for the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand. This has been a lot of work and so taken up a lot of my time. However, below is a guest post by Robert Bradshaw-Hilditc...

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Goals and Cross Training
Now, I apologise for the lack of posts recently, it appears life has gotten in the way, but I'm going to try and kickstart these posts again. One reason why life has got in the way, is that I've just returned from a week's long climbing trip in Kalymnos.  N...

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Knee Injuries
Now, with knee injuries in rock
climbing, there are no specific injuries that climbers get due to our
sport – we get “normal” knee injuries, such as meniscus
problems and ACL ruptures. The only thing that differs is the
mechanism of injury, such as falls fr...

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Mirror Neurons: How we learn by watching
You here it all the time, don't you.... Watch better climbers and you'll learn to climb better And it seems to work, we see someone shift there body position slightly, maybe twist into the wall a bit more, and can then reach that elusive hold. Then we can r...

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Ventilation / Wind Deflectors
So, after buying one of the pet security guards with the thought that a) it would fit in the front window and b) I could use as more secure ventilation, it turned out neither of these things worked. So, instead, I bought some wind deflectors, with the idea ...

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Mattress/Foam Covers
So I decided to split my foam mattress in half (to make it easier to store/transport and no fold crease in it) and make a cover for it, so I used the old sheet it was wrapped it and got to work! Now, I'm not very good at sewing (at all!) so I used the below...
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