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67 minutes | 10 months ago
Rock Climbing for Life, Free Solo, and Project Silence with Adam Janicki
Over a decade ago, Adam Janicki loaded up his sweet green van and left Connecticut to discover the best rock climbing in America – and how strong of a climber he could become. So what did he learn? LJ and Adam explore his peaks and valleys, and how rock climbing has shaped Adam’s life, mind, and body. As a personal trainer and fitness coach, nutritionist, and rock climbing guide, he has a unique perspective on modern athletes, health, and performance. Find Adam on Instagram @coach_adamjanicki. Favorite rock climbing destinations in the U.S (4:00) Climbing disciplines (10:18) Hardest bouldering climb: Nalle Hukkataival Burden Of Dreams V17 (15:00) Hardest sport climb: "Silence" with Adam Ondra 9c (21:40) Demystifying "Projects" in climbing (28:10) Free solo climbing perception (39:18) The movie Dawn Wall (45:10) Unfortunate injuries and death on the rock (40:55) Learning to climb - where to start (52:18) The sounds of "Silence": audio clip of the hardest climbing moves in the world (1:04:35)
57 minutes | a year ago
Escape from NY, Peace Corps, and Humanitarian Origin Stories with Sam Blohowiak
For the first Modern Playbook episode, LJ Matson is joined by Sam Blohowiak to catch up after our COVID-19 escapes, enjoy banter, and test connectivity from a tropical island. We discuss Sam's new quarantine digs (3:58), his international development fellowship (20:30), Peace Corps in Zambia (24:40), crazy African bike trips (36:45), and pulling pork (52:44) before exploring future plans. One down, total success!
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