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

Rock and Ice: Improve Your Pinch Strength

When it comes to improving overall finger strength, hangboards are the gold standard. However, hangboard training works most effectively when training for edge, pocket, and crimp holds. They are, however, not as effective for improving pinch strength. The main reason [...]

By |2018-01-31T11:22:21+00:00January 31st, 2018|1 Comment

Lattice Training: Core Training Video

The fact that core strength is important for climbing performance is no secret. A strong core allows us to create body tension and lets us transfer weight to our feet when climbing on overhanging terrain. Core training should be a staple [...]

By |2018-01-16T12:47:28+00:00January 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Lattice Training: Body Positioning on Rings and TRX

The Olympic Rings and TRX are very valuable training tools. They can be used to train climbing specific strength, especially core strength and shoulder stability. They can also be used effectively as part of an injury prevention program to train [...]

By |2018-01-14T13:58:23+00:00January 10th, 2018|0 Comments

The Project Magazine: 56° Underground with Ned Feehally

When it comes to training for climbing, it's hard to be more dedicated and maniacal than the British. Whether you trace it back to Jerry Moffatt and Ben Moon or look at current day climbers, the fact is Brits have a unique [...]

By |2018-01-08T08:48:28+00:00January 8th, 2018|0 Comments

How to Train Power without a Campus Board

One of the most common questions we get here at TrainingBeta is what people should substitute into their training when they don't have access to a campus board. Before we talk about what other types of training can take the place [...]

By |2017-12-20T09:01:44+00:00December 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Bouldering Training: Free Strength Training Workout

Bouldering, like all climbing, requires really strong fingers.  Any training program that doesn't have a central finger strength component is missing the mark.  Additionally, the time you spend training finger strength is a great time to fit in a full-body strength [...]

By |2017-12-06T12:18:32+00:00December 6th, 2017|0 Comments