The Cleanest Line

Month: October 2007

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Setting Realistic Goals

Setting Realistic Goals

By Lynn Hill   |   Oct 20, 2007 October 20, 2007

I’ve found that the process of setting goals and the accompanying list of tasks “to do” in order to accomplish the goal, is essential in reinforcing my intents and purposes. Virtually every motivation guidebook includes at least one chapter about the proper organization of one’s tasks and goals. It is… Read More

Muscular Balance

Muscular Balance

By Lynn Hill   |   Oct 20, 2007 October 20, 2007

Overuse injuries in climbing are prevalent these days, especially for ambitious newcomers and people who simply have a hard time listening to their bodies. I know that most athletes are aware of the basic principles of preventative medicine but sometimes we tend to disregard them at the most crucial times. Read More

Breathing and Energy Flow

Breathing and Energy Flow

By Lynn Hill   |   Oct 19, 2007 October 19, 2007

Over the last several years, many forms of yoga and eastern practices have been adopted into our culture. There is much more awareness about the benefits of meditation, maintaining good posture, and conscious breathing in our practice. Breathing is one of the few bodily functions that can be controlled both… Read More

Petzl Roctrip

Petzl Roctrip

By Lynn Hill   |   Oct 18, 2007 October 18, 2007

The Petzl RocTrip event in the Red River Gorge this past weekend was certainly “eventful”. This year Petzl joined forces with the RRGCC (Red River Gorge Climbers Coalition) annual fundraiser called, Roctober Fest to help raise money… Read More

Photo: Christian Witkin

Outside Magazine Cover Shot

By Lynn Hill   |   Oct 17, 2007 October 17, 2007

The other day while having coffee at Vics, the neighborhood café, a few people came up to me and said they liked the cover shot of Outside Magazine this month. This month’s gate-cover photo shows Lance Armstrong, Ben Harper, Amanda Beard, and Kelly Slater on… Read More

How I Train Pt. 2 – Physical Elements of Endurance

How I Train Pt. 2 – Physical Elements of Endurance

By Lynn Hill   |   Oct 16, 2007 October 16, 2007

My last post addressed the mental aspect of endurance training. The following post will address the basics elements of the physical side of endurance training. Free climbing involves a combination of both power and endurance. Some people are better suited to one… Read More

How I Train Pt. 1 – Mental Endurance

How I Train Pt. 1 – Mental Endurance

By Lynn Hill   |   Oct 15, 2007 October 15, 2007

Editor’s note: Welcome to The Cleanest Lynn. Besides being one of the most accomplished climbers on the planet Lynn Hill is also one heck of a blogger. So we’ve handed over the keys to Lynn for a week’s worth of… Read More

This Music is For the Birds

This Music is For the Birds

Oct 15, 2007 October 15, 2007

The outdoor bowl in beautiful Ojai, CA was the perfect setting on October 7 for Jackson Browne, The Household Gods, and many other friends to pledge their musical support for the Ojai Raptor Center. The sun shone, volunteers worked the crowd with a raptor… Read More

Gerry Lopez on the SEA Paddle Around Manhattan

Gerry Lopez on the SEA Paddle Around Manhattan

By Gerry Lopez   |   Oct 11, 2007 October 11, 2007

By Gerry Lopez Inspired by his good friend Don King – who is making a documentary about his son who has autism – Patagonia ambassador Gerry Lopez recently participated in the Surfers’ Environmental Alliance (SEA) Paddle NYC White Water fundraiser to raise money and awareness… Read More

Winter’s Coming. Are You Getting COALed?

Winter’s Coming. Are You Getting COALed?

Oct 10, 2007 October 10, 2007

Recent developments along the Alternative Energy arena here in Nevada have got some nationalimplications. On the home front, Nevadans are getting heated up about the push for increased coal production in the eastern part of the state. It’s another version of the increasingly familiar refrain: take the new jobs now,… Read More

Bluefin Tuna Sushi

Bluefin Tuna Sushi

Oct 9, 2007 October 9, 2007

In the last six months, I’ve been to two sushi bars on the east and west coasts, one in Brooklyn, New York, on Smith Street, and one in Santa Barbara, on State Street (you know who you are) that have bluefin tuna on the menu. Here is what… Read More

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