Thanks to Sender Films and Outside TV for creating this piece for Outside television which has fantastic footage of a few of my favorite FAs including he Event Horizon in Indian Creek, UT and the Dark Passenger in Long’s Canyon, UT. It also has some great training footage from the Peak Fitness Center in Missoula, MT.
The weight-vest I am wearing in the training segment of the video is the HyperVest PRO from Hyperwear. I am 105lbs and train with a 12-20lb weight vest for certain phases of my offwidth training program (read more about my training HERE). I often do my metabolic training including Plyometrics wearing the weight vest to simulate the rack I carry on wide cracks which can often be nearly 20lbs. I have tried a few vests but the HyperVest Pro has a better fit and keeps the weight more evenly distributed throughout my core rather than on my shoulders. Not only is it more comfortable and less bulky than other vests it even looks pretty damn stylish.
I am also using the TRX Suspension Trainer in the video which is very effective for core and shoulder stabilization in climbers. There is no footage in the video but I also spend 4-5 days a week doing Pilates. The Pilates Cadillac is fantastic training for the contorted foot-over-your-head positions required for the inverted style of offwidth climbing such as on The Event Horizon. There are many styles of Pilates but my personal favorite is Balanced Body school of Pilates.