Climb Strong: Foundation Strength

We all know that getting stronger is an important part of improving climbing performance. However, many periodized programs give us the idea that we should only work on strength during certain blocks of our training. According to Steve Bechtel of [...]

By |2018-12-24T09:39:08+00:00August 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Matt Pincus: Principles of Core Training

You've been in the gym for hours. Your fingers are stiff. Your skin hurts. Despite all of this you want to do more. After all, you want to get stronger and training is supposed to be hard. So what do you [...]

By |2019-02-10T12:28:33+00:00July 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Matt Pincus: 4 Keys to Limit Bouldering

A staple of most training programs is that they contain some kind of bouldering. Even programs designed for route climbers typically have a bouldering component. The reason for this is that bouldering is a simple and efficient way to train strength [...]

By |2018-05-31T09:27:05+00:00May 31st, 2018|0 Comments

Top 5 Bouldering Articles

Bouldering: it sounds so simple. Grab your shoes, some chalk, and a crashpad and you're good to go. Sure, you can have a fun and enjoyable bouldering session with just those three things. However, things get much more complicated when [...]

By |2018-05-14T14:34:20+00:00May 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Climb Strong: How Hard Do You Try?

Most of us feel like we try hard in our climbing. But how hard do you try? Are you really giving 100% or are you staying somewhere in your comfort zone? Questioning how hard you try isn't a comfortable thing. [...]

By |2019-02-10T12:30:01+00:00March 9th, 2018|2 Comments

Integrated Strength Workouts with Butora and Gnarly Nutrition

There's a lot of training information out there. We're fully guilty of adding to it. Having all this information is great, but it can be hard to know how to put it all together into effective workouts and more importantly [...]

By |2018-03-08T16:07:35+00:00March 8th, 2018|4 Comments

Eric Hörst: 4 Pull-Up Variations

There's a lot more that goes into climbing well than simply our ability to pull with our upper body. That being said, climbing does have upper body strength requirements. As a result, we should practice climbing technique, but in our training, [...]

By |2018-02-11T16:02:34+00:00February 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Climb Strong: Developing General Grip Strength

More and more climbers are learning about the benefits of general strength training. That's why you see climbers deadlifting, squatting, and swinging kettlebells. These climbers are doing it right. Training general strength helps climbers become more well-rounded, durable athletes. However, when [...]

By |2019-02-10T12:31:27+00:00February 5th, 2018|0 Comments