ALL OUT EVENTS
October kicks off with the Pine Mountain Pulldown, the weather forcast is perfict for climbing, camping and the ruckus of outdoor festivities. If you havent seen the video yet click here.
To finish off the month get dirty at San Luis Obispo's first Mud Mash on Holloween.
IN THIS ISSUE
PINE MOUNTAIN PULLDOWN (October 8-10)
Hello All-Outers - October is an awesome month to get into it before the rains come, and how, might you ask?
If you like that, check out our Pine Mountain Pulldown on October 8-10: we'll have the West Coast Premier of the Reel Rock tour climbing videos, an awesome comp with great prizes, dyno comp, fun, booths, and an Adopt-a-Crag clean up. You like parties? This one's for you - you don't even have to know how to climb to have a good time!
MUD MASH (October 31st) Halloween
And for those of you looking to really do something different on Halloween, check out our newest offering: the Laguna Lake Mud Mash!
It's a 5 and 10k running event that's more sloshing and climbing than running.
A benefit for San Luis Obispo county's Special Olympics, don't miss the trick or treating, costume contests, and get a great team together for a wild adventure in the park!
CLIMBING TIPSIncreasing Strength Through Mind Training!
by Eric Horst
Hanging on the rope with pumped forearms may be an all-too-familiar situation, especially if you are passionate about pushing your limits on the rock. And, given that your failure on the rock always seems to involve a lack of physical strength, it's easy to become obsessive about strength training. In the long-run, however, you will only be able to realize your true potential when you come to recognize and act on the many non-obvious factors that contribute to muscular fatigue and lackluster performance.
These vital performance-limiting factors include: poor economy of movement (bad technique and control), overgripping (emotional anxiety), missed holds and rests (due to inflexible thinking), and shaken confidence (due to "fearful thinking"). All these mental issues produce premature fatigue and likely drain your energy reserves by 50 percent or more. Therefore, learning to think and act more effectively could very well double (or triple!) your apparent strength on the rock.
Let's examine four areas where mental training could help you unlock a higher level of performance.