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What I Do and The Science Behind It (2) | Alli Rainey Climbing


by Alli Rainey

“Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” (early 20th century baseball star Satchel Paige, who started playing pro ball at age 42 and retired at 59)

What I Do: I don’t use age (or reach/height/gender/weight, for that matter) as an excuse or self-imposed barrier/limitation on my climbing potential.

The Science Behind It: Today, let’s talk about age – I’ll discuss those other issues, and probably think up some more, in future blogs. I’m in my mid-30s, and I currently climb harder, train harder and recover better than I did when I was 10 years younger than I am now. I’ve gained a significant amount of power and strength in the past couple years, a process that has accelerated during 2011 in particular. Read more of her article here: What I Do and The Science Behind It (2) | Alli Rainey Climbing.

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