Sport climbing is a form of rock climbing that relies on permanent anchors fixed to the rock for protection. This differs from traditional climbing where climbers must place removable protection as they climb.
Sport climbing has three main disciplines:
Speed climbing – climbing 15 meters in less than 6-8 seconds
Lead climbing - a height competition, how high can you get in the specified timeframe
Bouldering - a 5m or less climb where climbers are ranked on the number of routes they have completed in the designated timeframe
Climbing requires a complex skillset including endurance, technical skills, tactics, strength and of course the ability to conquer any fear of heights!
Sport climbing is set to become an Olympic sport in 2018 at the Youth Olympic Games before being included in the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020.
Bulk Ambassador Anna Davey is a competitive climber and was even a contestant on Australian Ninja Warrior! She's been climbing for the past five years and holds two titles climbing in Western Australia - Lead and Boulder. To recover as quickly as possible and be at on the top of her game for every climb, Anna implements good nutrition and supplementation.
Anna’s go-to supplements for climbing are; BCAA Recovery to maximise muscle growth and speed up recovery post training, Pre Workout 101 and Pre Workout Non-Stim are essential for getting through long training sessions. Being as light as possible is key to moving fast as a climber which makes AM & PM Burner useful for dropping weight leading up to a competition, finally since climbing is tough on joints, so it’s very beneficial supporting them with Joints Complex.