Is Yuki Hiroshima strongest in the world?

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Friday, 5 March

By checking his Insta, it is easy to think that Yuki Hiroshima could be the strongest climber in the world. This 35-year-old started publishing Insta hang board work outs last spring, a couple of months after he took up climbing after a four years break. In the meantime he got twins twice!

His big goal is to do an 8C but that will have to wait until 2022 as it is almost four hours travel to the nearest one. Meanwhile his focus is hang board training where some of his 6 mm records are: 40 pull-ups, one pull-up with 50+ kg (95 % of his weight), one-arm pull-up and 25 seconds in two + two fingers.

Could you please explain how you train and what are your goals?
I have a lot of goals and I think I'll be able to pull-up a 4mm one arm in the near future. After that, I am aiming for 6mm one arm pull-ups 3 reps and one finger one arm pull-ups 10 reps.

Most of the training is hangboard, I do it alone I also climb with my friends at the climbing gym once a week. I train three or four times a week at lunch time because my workplace is close.

I think 30 minutes of training time a day is fine. For example, if you can pull up 3 times, make it 4 times. Repeat it. Above all, enjoying training is the secret to continuing for a long time. The real answer is to keep going every day as much as you can to break your record yesterday.

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