Be­come a Sin­gle-Tasker


For­get multi-task­ing, Sin­gle-task­ing is where de­lib­er­ate prac­tice re­sides and last­ing im­prove­ment hides. Cul­ti­vate this by de­cid­ing prior to a climb what your main fo­cus will be. The more spe­cific, the bet­ter you will be able to fo­cus on it and un­der­stand the sub­tleties of how you per­form the move. For ex­am­ple, one of the big­ger con­cepts within climb­ing tech­nique – op­po­site hands go with op­po­site feet – is chal­leng­ing be­cause even when scaled down to its ba­sic form there are still sev­eral things go­ing on.

Try set­ting your at­ten­tion to solely fo­cus on an op­po­site hand to ev­ery foot place­ment and work on mak­ing it an in­grained habit as well as look­ing for ways your body can use this con­cept ad­van­ta­geously. Ex­per­i­ment and learn all climb­ing tech­niques with this method. Try dif­fer­ent po­si­tions un­til you feel con­fi­dent in where and when the tech­nique can best be used and when it won’t help your sit­u­a­tion.

Also keep in mind that you can’t al­ways see all of what you are do­ing. By ask­ing a friendly observer to help hold you ac­count­able when prac­tis­ing, cul­ti­vat­ing

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.