Professional Climber and Ninja Warrior
She’s fit, she’s tough and she’s a climber like no other we’ve seen before; its Anna Davey!
You may have seen Anna’s face before... and that’s because she was a competitor on Season 1 and 2 of Australian Ninja Warrior.
Anna trains and competes in a unique sport that requires a great deal of skill and hard work, sport climbing!
A competitive climber, Anna holds two titles climbing in Western Australia - Lead and Boulder. These disciplines of climbing require speed and strength as well as tactics.
Anna is currently ranked 5th overall in Australia and hopes to compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Sport Climbing.
And from what we’ve seen on Australia Ninja Warrior, you’ll get there Anna!
Q&A with Anna
1. How did you come to be a successful professional climber? I became addicted to climbing 5 years ago after I retired from competitive tennis after a bad foot injury had me sidelined for some time. During my rehab, I started climbing on a rope with one foot as I'm not the kind of person who can just give up exercise. Once my foot fully recovered and I could safely land on it, I started bouldering (climbing without a rope). I fell in love with everything about climbing and a hobby soon became my whole life.
After two years of climbing, I started competing locally. I was doing very well and winning comps regularly so I decided to attend national competitions and some International competitions in Singapore. I made the semi-finals in Singapore in my first ever international competition in a huge and hotly contested field. I also made the Australian National Lead (rope) finals in my first year attending. After a strong season on the national circuit in the two disciplines of climbing in 2017, I was selected for the Australian National Development Squad to be trained for World Cups and hopefully for the approaching the 2020 Olympics.
2. What’s your training schedule like? I train 5 days a week for 2-3 hours and in addition on three of those days, I also train my fingers in the morning before work for 30 minutes. Finger training involves the use a hang board. My hang board has various different shapes and sizes of holes/edges in it to just train finger strength. As climbers, we mostly climb with our fingers on very small holds, so it's important they are conditioned.
3. After a long day of climbing what is your favourite cheat meal to indulge in? I'm obsessed with baking white chocolate brownies, on the weekends I allow myself to bake a small batch and have a few. I also indulge in fish and chips once a week. Other than that, I have a very healthy high protein/low carb diet.
4. Why do you enjoy being a Bulk Nutrients Ambassador? I enjoy being a Bulk ambassador as I believe in the brand. Bulk Nutrients make high quality affordable products without the need for fancy labels and containers. They also happen to be one of the only brands in Australia to HASTA certify certain products, so I can have peace of mind for anti-doping tests.
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