One of my favorite aspects of fitness is the lack of brainpower involved. Before I lose you, just hear me out on this one. If you factor out the basic mental necessities to execute the action (such as common sense) it truly doesnt take a significant amount of thought to break a sweat. Studies have even shown that humans are able to switch off the conscious mind and fall into a meditation-like state where the imagination flourishes.
Nike puts it best in their famous slogan Just do it. But thats exactly how fitness works. You just do it. Because if you think about it too much, youll freeze up and in a matter of seconds your mental power will beat your physical power. And thats exactly what happened to me the night I tried wall climbing.
Vertical Ventures in Tampa offers half-price climbing and shoe rentals on Tuesday nights. I was 14 years old the last time I went rock climbing, but that type of climbing included ropes and harnesses. This type of climbing only requires special shoes and chalk (for your hands). You rely solely on your bodys strength and believe me when I say this: