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The Secret to a Rock Climber’s Body

I’M ONLY EIGHT FEET off the ground on the rock wall at Cliffs of Id, a climbing gym in Los Angeles, but my adrenaline’s already pumping. But it’s not because of the height, and it’s not because I feel like some gravity-defying Spider-Man.

It’s because every muscle in my body is firing to keep me glued to my perch. If my grip or my back or my core relaxes, I slip. It’s a full-body workout as challenging as anything I’ve

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