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Training with Bruce
k
21/01/2010
12:21:44 PM

Hey all

I recently started 'proper training' for climbing, ie training with the intent of benefitting my climbing, instead of going to the gym mostly for the pizza and beers after. So I've been looking at stuff about training generally, and in my search I came across some rad quotes from Bruce Lee that seemed to apply to climbing.

Wisdom from Bruce:

"If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them."

And:
"A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at."

And one more, that isn't about training but is no harm to be published on Chockstone:
"Showing off is the fool's idea of glory."

Does anyone else have some good quotes about training for climbing?
widewetandslippery
21/01/2010
12:26:53 PM
I know a Bruce and his famous quote from a first visit to Bomaderry Creek was "Whats that bird? She sounds like shes taking it up the hooter".
gfdonc
21/01/2010
12:35:16 PM
New Chockstone record shattered: going from inspirational philosophy to gutter humour in only one posting.
Terrific effort WWS, perhaps that's what Bruce meant about goals?

evanbb
21/01/2010
12:35:36 PM
One of my favourites, which might even be from Einstein is

You are what you do repeatedly.


Another, from Hoerst, but not necessarily a direct quote:

What are you prepared to give up to achieve your goals.

I like it because if you want to make a change, clearly you've got to stop doing something you're currently doing.
widewetandslippery
21/01/2010
12:39:57 PM
Bruce knows a lot about birds.
darryn
21/01/2010
1:04:45 PM
“Do or do not... there is no try.”

Yoda
darryn
21/01/2010
1:06:53 PM
"There is no spoon"

Spoonboy in The Matrix
widewetandslippery
21/01/2010
1:58:10 PM
On 21/01/2010 gfdonc wrote:
>New Chockstone record shattered: going from inspirational philosophy to
>gutter humour in only one posting.
>Terrific effort WWS, perhaps that's what Bruce meant about goals?
>

Goals by definition are limiting.

Phil Box
21/01/2010
2:22:29 PM
A couple of quotes from Clint whilst seconding me on Neffertiti at Mt. Wellington. His finger had a huge hole in it as we were nearing the end of our trip to Taswegia. "Ahhh, even oxygen hurts it". During the climb which is only a 15 or something, he declared that "This thing occasionaly threatens to turn into a real rock climb".

jkane
21/01/2010
2:47:37 PM
On 21/01/2010 evanbb wrote:
>>
>What are you prepared to give up to achieve your goals.
>
not beer or pizza that's for sure!
widewetandslippery
21/01/2010
2:50:02 PM
Clint told me a man has to know his limitations.
widewetandslippery
21/01/2010
2:55:56 PM
Anyone own Dr Frederick Hatfields (Dr Squat) book Power?

In an analysis of power vs power enduranance there is a timeline showing the Carl Lewis/Ben Johnson race (losers don't take enough drugs).

Dr Squat notes that over the first 10m he knows "shotputters who sprint faster" than that and" I'm not impressed"

D.Lodge
21/01/2010
2:56:08 PM
Don't need to train, i'll get fit on the walk in. Don Whillans

langles
21/01/2010
4:54:45 PM
courtesy of HB, I think;

"When your muscles say no, you say YES"

(or words to that effect)

pmonks
21/01/2010
5:08:01 PM
"Who needs to climb when we have Chockstone?"

pmonks, January 2010
darryn
21/01/2010
5:30:21 PM
"Dude, yeah dude, c'mon, nice"

Every Dude in Every Big Up Productions DVD

JimboV10
22/01/2010
9:41:29 AM
On 21/01/2010 darryn wrote:
>"Dude, yeah dude, c'mon, nice"
>
>Every Dude in Every Big Up Productions DVD

Your forgetting the gold that was

"solid....solid....yeah come on man....solid.... solid... yeah!!!!"

MonkeyBoy
22/01/2010
12:09:25 PM
On 22/01/2010 JimboV10 wrote:
>On 21/01/2010 darryn wrote:
>>"Dude, yeah dude, c'mon, nice"
>>
>>Every Dude in Every Big Up Productions DVD
>
>Your forgetting the gold that was
>
>"solid....solid....yeah come on man....solid.... solid... yeah!!!!"

And you missed the punch of "SHIKADING!"

widewetandslippery
22/01/2010
12:12:11 PM
Anyone read the Andre Aggasi book? Is it worth a read?
darryn
22/01/2010
12:40:19 PM
There's also this from rapper Hayden Kennedy

"I'm super psyched on it. Straight G'n it"

Dunno what it means but it got him up the Bachar/Yerian

http://www.vimeo.com/6102968

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