Do you have a strict training schedule for when and how you train throughout the year?
I have a training plan for physical preparation for 6 years. I am followed by Thomas Ferry. From September I will begin the mental preparation.
I climb several times a week in addition to these specific exercises
What advice can you give to somebody looking to improve their training routine?
I think climbing is above all a sport of sensation. In my opinion, the best way to progress is to climb on all kinds of surfaces (indoor, outdoor, boulder, rock...). You have to bring a lot of variety in your training to develop a great gestural repertoire.
What do you think of indoor climbing gyms in relation to climbing on actual rock?
In the beginning we had the climbing wall only to train. Today, indoor climbing is a separate discipline with special moves (running and jumping.... ).
Nevertheless, the opportunity to climb in climbing gyms is a real asset for the rock. We can train in a fun way and recreate problems we have outside. If you can't go outside, it's important to be able to climb inside to stay fit and progress.
Are you able to do a one-arm pull-up? How about a single finger?
I'm able to do several one arm pull ups but not yet on a finger.
How much of the success as a pro climber is due to show and how much due to actual climbing skill?
First, we should define the success of a climber. Is it reaching his goals? Or is it to have a maximum of views on Instagram? Today, it is not necessarily the best climbers who are the most popular...