As I clung to that climbing wall my forearms were so tired and filled with blood that I could barely close them around even the largest grips on the wall. I have now felt a pain and pleasure distinct from any I’ve ever felt in the weight room. I don’t think it is an exaggeration, neither is it too early, to admit that I am now addicted to rock climbing.
My results were not great, I failed to conquer the beginner wall (but only by one arms length or a little more). In my defense I had already worked out that morning- and broke a bench press record on the bi-angular bench with a 250 lb bench press. I can’t wait to return next week to conquer that wall and move on to the intermediate climbing wall.