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Testimonials from HIT System Users

Unsolicited Feedback on HIT Workouts . . .

From my first workout on the HIT Strips, I was convinced that they were an excellent finger training tool. –Chris

Your HIT Workout definitely gave me much more strength–I think it’s a really important development in training for climbing. Thank you very much for you great work for climbing, Eric! –Andre

I’ve logged great gains in strength already, and I have found a new enthusiasm for training. Thanks for your new training ideas and HIT Workout . – Paul

I’m impressed with your HIT Workout , the quality of your advice, and your willingness to debunk myths about what makes climbers stronger. After completing just the first training cycle, I climb with more poise and confidence. –Alistair

Eric, I love your HIT Workout . Here’s an Excel graph with the results from my initial cycles. I think it’s time to upgrade to a 55 degree wall! Thanks for your help. –Mike

Last year my hardest redpoint was 5.11a. Well, a few months ago I started your HIT Workout , and I just sent a 5.12b (4th try)! –Curtis (Canada)

I’ve been on the HIT Strips for two training cycles now and I’ve doubled my finger
strength!
–Dick

This message is long overdue. My wife and I contacted you about 6 months ago after we puchased your HIT Strip System . Needless to say, we have enjoyed them tremendously…or should I say we enjoyed the results! First a little history: Kristen and I started climbing March 23, 2000, and our first climb was a 5.6 75-foot toprope. I’ll never forget the burn I got on that…forearms screaming, I was proud that both of us made it to the top without falling off. Two months later I pumped out my first 5.10, then it was back to easier stuff to learn to lead. Two months later I lead my first trad 5.10! My wife followed right behind me and completed the same climbs shortly there after. Anyway, to make a long story short, after 10 months of climbing I redpointed a 5.12b/c, and Kristen pumped out an 5.11d! We entered our first competition a couple weeks ago–Kristen came in 3rd place Women, and I won overall. We’re saying all this to thank you and let you know that there are a lot more people interested in the HIT Strips now! Of course, everyone at the gym now asks me what I do to workout. Thanks for everything, and congrats on the latest member of your family. –Justin & Kristen

Just a quick note for ya…I loved your books, and I have persuaded my local gym to build a special bouldering wall just for your HIT Workouts . Many thanks from New Zealand! –David

I started climbing 6 years ago and have never had a passion for a sport like I do for climbing. After running a marathon a few years ago my kids asked me what I was going to do next–I said “I was going to climb a 5.12 by my 40th birthday.” My hardest redpoint to date was 5.11a. My wife bought me your book “How To Climb 5.12″ and I read it a few times. I made some adjustments to my home wall, begin some HIT Workouts and started using your 4-3-2-1 training schedule. In a few months I redpointed 5.11d, but my birthday was not far off. I started working a route in Big Cottonwood Canyon called “Big in Japan” (5.12b). I drew a topo and stated visualizing my ascent. After working the route on five different days, I could do it with just one fall. I rested two days and took my whole family to watch the old man celebrate his big day. After a few warm-up routes, my wife Lynne gave me a belay–I fell at the crux. After a 45-minute rest, I nailed it! Thanks so much for your great training advice. It assisted me in achieving a goal that I’ll even admit seemed a little too far out there. Most of all, my kids think it’s way rad old dad did a 5.12 on his 40th birthday. I’m not stopping there, of course! –Jed

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