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Alexey Rubtsov Interview

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What’s your favorite spot/location to be active?
“Magic Wood”, “Cresciano”, “Chironico”, “Fontainebleau”. All place, where I can climb on the rocks.

How do you prepare for a project/contest?
When I go to the rock, I learn the specifics of climbing in the area and begin to climb special routes for the month prior to departure. Before competing season I train 3-4 months on my program that includes strength training in the gym, technical training on the rocks and psychological training. A month prior to the season, I have a diet to lose some weight before competition starts.

What are your biggest accomplishments?
I was the world bouldering champion in 2009. In 2011, I climbed two 8B + boulder on the rocks.

What are your next goals related to your sport?
The World Cup in bouldering 2012 and to climb on the rocks 8C bouldering and difficulty 9a.

Who do you look up to, who motivates you?
Sportsmen who push the boundaries. No matter in what sport.

Who is your favorite guy to hang out with/be active with?
Rock-climbers with whom I train with and my friends, of course.

What’s your ‘2nd‘ sport?
I like to go running.

What’s your favorite thing to do on a day off?
I rest with my friends.

What’s your favorite adidas product and why?
I like the whole Terrex collection. All items are ideal for mountain sports. They combine style and excellent quality.

What’s your favorite food?
Vegetables and fruits.