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Training: The Truth About Caffeine and Climbing

<i>This article was previously published on</i> <i>Training4Climbing.com.</i><p><b>If you are a coffee aficionado</b> like me, then this article is for you! Your …

Climber Daniel Woods Trades Comfort for Fear in “Highball” Bouldering

Climber Daniel Woods didn’t know whether to be happy or utterly horrified after having become the first person to climb the entire overhanging section of “The Process,” a widely attempted yet still unclimbed boulder problem located in the Buttermilks, of the Eastern Sierra, California.<p>Hanging by …

When Roger Ebert Made an X-Rated Movie

What worried Russ Meyer most was that Roger Ebert might be murdered by Satan worshippers.<p>It was the summer of 1969, just weeks after actress Sharon …

Training: 7 Simple Drills To Improve Footwork And Technique

67.9K<p>SHARES<p>You’ve surely heard this once (if not a thousand times) before: Climbing is all about your feet. However, when a fellow climber recites …

The Hangboard Workout That Works for Us

I can’t tell you how many people I know who have hangboards but don’t really use them. Even I had mine for over a year before I really started …

Get lost in Instagram’s underground art scene

There's little doubt that Instagram has become one of the most exciting new spaces for fledgling artists. With its rise of cyber conceptualism, body-positive females and empowering art hoes, the social media site has become one of the most provocative and powerful platforms for creative expression. …

Beautiful Portraits of Redheaded People of Color

In the US, about 25% of people have a mutated Melanocortin 1 Receptor (MC1R) gene that causes red hair. Thus, the chance of any two random people …

Athlete's foot drug may be MS therapy

<b>Two common drugs - one used for treating athlete's foot and another for alleviating eczema - may be useful therapies for multiple sclerosis, scientists believe.</b><p>In early animal studies, the medicines repaired some of the cell damage and paralysis seen in MS.<p>The drugs encouraged new growth of myelin …

Multiple Sclerosis

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: It's time for a medical marijuana revolution

<i>Dr. Sanjay Gupta puts medical marijuana under the microscope again with "Weed 3: The Marijuana Revolution</i><i>" at 9 p.m. ET Monday on CNN, followed by "High Profits</i><i>" at 10 p.m., a CNN Original Series exploring the business of legal, recreational cannabis in Breckenridge, Colorado.</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b><p>I see signs of …

Cannabis

Basic Power Training (Without a Campus Board)

When climbers talk about “power”, they are typically referring to the need to a make quick, strenuous reach or a lunge on steep terrain–this type of …

Paint

Project info<p>Katerina Belkina’s works can be interpreted as one giant statement of mankind looking for its place in the whole of social and cultural reality. The fact that Belkina nearly always is her own model in the various series she exhibits indicates that she fully identifies with this …

Art

THE BLACKSMITH by Tim Barbini on Exposure

One moment,<br>please wait.<p>More posts by Tim Barbini<p>Spain & South France January 28th, 2018<p>Read<p>THE MEN IN THE PIAZZA A day in San Gimignano<p>Read<p>FIRENZE a …

Landscape Photography

How to Harness Your Fear to Become a More Confident Street Photographer

Street photography is one of the most difficult forms of photography out there. Not only do you have to rapidly compose, frame, and approach …

Actually Following a Training Plan: Review of The Rock Climber’s Training Manual

Putting my training to the test on <i>Ginseng Route</i> (5.12c) at Shagg crag, Maine.<p>In the 7 years that I’ve been climbing, I’ve followed exactly zero …

Photographer Imagines What Chairs Would Look Like If They Were People

“What would chairs look like if they were people?” It’s a strange question that forms the basis of an interesting and creative project by …

Training: Never Plateau Again

1.1K<p>SHARES<p>Climbing is addictive. One reason is that you can see massive strength gains and technique improvement from day one of your climbing …

Climbing

TNB: Eight Ways to Improve Your Footwork

<b>“Well, I use my feet a lot better than you do,”</b> my friend Ben said.<p><i>What?!</i><p>I was shocked. I wasn’t the strongest person in the world, though I could …

Climbing Training: Core Stability & Strength, Part 3

The pelvis is overlooked and under loved, but this weight bearing center of your body is integral to your core. You may not have noticed, but …

Climbing Training: Core Stability & Strength, Part 2

Climbing demands a lot from our core, we are quick to blame crimpy holds and negative ape index before conceiving that a move was beyond us because …

The Ultimate Indoor Rock Climbing Workout

Indoor rock climbing is one of the most adrenaline-pumping sports you can do. It’s also gaining popularity, and fast. According to a report by</i> …

Workouts

We try on your clothes and other confessions of a shady maid

This week, a secret video of a hotel maid going through a guest’s things went viral. On the tape, the maid went through his luggage, checked out a package he received and tried to get into his laptop.<p>The general reaction from people was shock. How dare she? The general reaction from the maids we …

7 Signs That You Have Over-Processed Your Photographs

Modern cameras give us great images without having to do too much to them. Many of us, however, realize that with a little post production we can …

Tutorials

The Art and Science of Bokeh: 3 Simple Ideas to Create Better Background Blur

Both bokeh and blur are terms that are used interchangeably in photography. Bokeh comes from the way the lens pulls in the points of light that are …

Reader Recs: Life-Changing Childhood Trips

Traveling at a young age can be a transformative experience that leads to a lifetime of wanderlust. To celebrate the power of travel (and perhaps inspire a few parents out there), we asked our <b>@NatGeoTravel Facebook fans</b> to tell us about trips that made a lasting impression on them during their …

How Many Studio Lights Do You Really Need?

When it comes to the quantity of lights that one needs, opinions are often heavily polarized and a hotly contested debate often rages. There are …

Texas high school running back delivers epic message of inspiration

A Texas high school football player secured his place in the post-game interview hall of fame after delivering a motivational speech that would make even the crustiest coach's heart swell and eyes water.<p>Apollos Hester and the East View Patriots defeated the Vandegrift Vipers 42-41 on Friday and the …

Best National Parks: White-Water Edition

Rapids, whirlpools, and risky currents transform some national park rivers into raging infernos and white water. Rafts and kayaks are the best ways to experience the big thrills and spills. Most of these routes can be run in a half or single day, though some are a ripe two days of adventure with a …

8 Issues Street Photographers Run Into and How to Deal with Them

From nerves, to an obsession with a ‘decisive moment’ that may never come, to confrontations with people who don’t want you taking their picture, …