In 24 years of climbing, Chris Sharma never gave much thought toward training. For him, training was climbing: pulling hard day in and day out. Now 35 years old, Chris has decided to give training a shot by partnering up with Patxi Usobiaga on a tough regimen of strength and cardiovascular conditioning.

If we thought Chris climbed hard before, what will his new training regimen add to his performance? Will he soon up the ante with the world’s first 9c/5.15d?

Perfecting ourselves as this perfect climbing machine—it’s something super satisfying.

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