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The 7 Best Recovery Tools for Climbers

With all of the increased emphasis on training for climbing, it's easy to forget that training isn't when we get stronger.  We actually get stronger when we recover from the abuse of training and climbing. [...]

By | February 26th, 2017|

Supplements for Climbing

In the greater fitness world, workout and dietary supplements are extremely popular as they promise to improve exercise performance, help you make bigger gains, and recover faster.  The use of supplements for climbing isn't as [...]

By | February 25th, 2017|

Wrist Pain and Climbing

An unfortunate reality in climbing is that it puts a lot of strain on our bodies which means there are lots of ways for us to injure ourselves.  While finger, elbow, and shoulder injuries are [...]

By | February 22nd, 2017|

Steve Bechtel – Hangboarding for the Longterm

One thing that has been scientifically proven is that improved finger strength correlates directly to improved climbing performance.  With our current understanding of how to train for rock climbing just barely entering the scientific arena, [...]

By | February 19th, 2017|

Bouldering Open Nationals Interviews 2017

In case you missed it, the 2017 US Bouldering Open Nationals were held February 3rd and 4th at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, UT.  All the competitors put on an amazing [...]

By | February 18th, 2017|

Hang Right – Part II: Elbow Pain in Climbers

In a recent TrainingBeta Podcast episode, Neely spoke with climber and physical therapist Esther Smith specifically about elbow pain.  In their talk, they covered exactly what can cause elbow pain, what climbers can do to [...]

By | February 17th, 2017|

Training Women For Upper-Body and Core Strength

For many female climbers, upper-body and core strength can be weaknesses that affect climbing performance.  Obviously, with climbing being a sport that revolves around strength to weight ratio, addressing any weaknesses in upper-body and core [...]

By | February 15th, 2017|

Lattice Training: Power Endurance

When it comes to route climbing, one of the most important attributes to train is power endurance.  Having good power endurance (PE) allows you to make it through long sections of difficult climbing and make [...]

By | February 12th, 2017|