/ THE LOWDOWN: VIDEO: Markus Bendler, the Ice Prince

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Björn Pohl - UKC - on 09 Feb 2012
Markus Bendler, 3 kbTo become a champion, you must train like a champion. Here is the first (of ten) chapter of Markus Bendler's Movieblog (Eisprinz).
Markus is an ice climbing world champion. On "real" ice, he has done routes as hard as M13+ and on rock up to 9a.
At this day and age, everyone who is aiming to...

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Ben Briggs - on 09 Feb 2012
In reply to Björn Pohl - UKC: What a beast!
Alan Dixon - on 09 Feb 2012
In reply to Björn Pohl - UKC:

What a video! That guy is a machine.
jobertalot - on 09 Feb 2012
In reply to Björn Pohl - UKC:

Very similar to rocket science, eh?

Looked like a load of clambering around and a bunch of pull ups to me.

Takes a bit more than that to put a man on the moon, I would have thought!
Smelly Fox - on 09 Feb 2012
In reply to Björn Pohl - UKC:
Crikey! His moobs are bigger than the chick on the poster!
tom290483 - on 09 Feb 2012
In reply to Smelly Fox:

if moobs like that let me climb like him, i'll happily have them!
DreadyCraig - on 09 Feb 2012
In reply to Björn Pohl - UKC:
Holy crap!! Makes my once a week, half arsed training at the climbing wall seem so pathetic!
telemarker - on 09 Feb 2012
In reply to Björn Pohl - UKC:

Total beast!!
Roberttaylor - on 09 Feb 2012
In reply to Björn Pohl - UKC: Episode 2; Marcus eats several E1 climbers as protein snacks and bench presses Mark Twight.
krank - on 10 Feb 2012
someone should tell him that the best training for climbing is climbing, he clearly doesnt know what he is doing
Doghouse - on 10 Feb 2012
In reply to krank:

Very good! :-)
chubbs2 - on 10 Feb 2012
In reply to Björn Pohl - UKC:

What's he done on grit though (....yawns and settles down to tea and flapjack!)
George Fisher - on 10 Feb 2012
In reply to chubbs2:

He's crushed grit between his man tits and turned it into sand.
silo - on 10 Feb 2012
In reply to Björn Pohl - UKC: Even more important than training is self belief and this guy has plenty!
slapperv6 - on 10 Feb 2012
In reply to Björn Pohl - UKC:

Push ups arent a necessary climbing excercise Hmmmmm!!!

He obviously wouldnt agree!

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HeMa on 10 Feb 2012
In reply to slapperv6:
> (In reply to Björn Pohl - UKC)
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> Push ups arent a necessary climbing excercis

Nah, they're for rest...
ericinbristol - on 10 Feb 2012
In reply to HeMa:

Yup, bit mind-boggling that his 5 min rest involves 50...
sneaks - on 10 Feb 2012
In reply to Björn Pohl - UKC:

ITT:

a load of male climbers with massive hard ons for some guy who trains alot.

Tdubs - on 10 Feb 2012
In reply to slapperv6:
Push ups could be to prevent injuries? I found them really helpful with elbow trouble
jazzyjackson on 11 Feb 2012
In reply to Smelly Fox:
> (In reply to Björn Pohl - UKC)
> Crikey! His moobs are bigger than the chick on the poster!


lol. they must weigh 10 lbs each

jazzyjackson on 11 Feb 2012
In reply to Björn Pohl - UKC:

gonnae put a T shirt on for the next video ; )
Epsilon - on 11 Feb 2012
In reply to Björn Pohl - UKC:

My favorite part is how he holds an absolutely perfect front lever almost motionless, then the guy in the black sweaters tries to do one and can't even straighten his body out.

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