Climb Strong: Don’t Try to Get Tired…

Summer is fully underway.  While we hope you are getting outside and climbing as much as possible, fall is just around the corner and it's time to start thinking about training for it if you want to be ready for [...]

By | July 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Eric Hörst: Managing the Fear of Falling

When you first start climbing, the fear of falling can be overwhelming.  For many climbers, it is likely one of the main factors holding back your climbing performance.  However, being scared of falling is perfectly normal and something most climbers go [...]

By | June 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Eric Hörst: Reducing Risk of Growth Plate Fractures in Youth Climbers

As rock climbing continues to grow in popularity, one of the best features of this growth is increased opportunities for youth climbers.  Climbing is an amazing sport for developing both physical and mental skills that have positive effects on youth's [...]

By | May 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Transcript Highlight: Steve Bechtel on Periodization

If you look at the training plans written by any of the top climbing trainers, they often look completely different and contain a lot of different exercises.  However, they also have one thing in common.  They are all organized around [...]

By | April 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Will Anglin – RULES

Rule #1: When Will Anglin lays down knowledge, listen! Today, we have an article from Will Anglin of Tension Climbing in which he lays out 7 rules of training.  However, these rules aren't about what exercises to do or anything [...]

By | April 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Chris Weidner on Mental Toughness

Most of the articles we post on this blog are about how we can train our physical abilities to improve our climbing performance.  While this is certainly a big part of improving at climbing, it is really only one side [...]

By | January 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Steve Bechtel – Back to Basics

With 2017 fast approaching, it's time to talk about New Year's resolutions.  If you've made it to TrainingBeta then chances are improving at climbing is one of your priorities and you are probably thinking about kick starting 2017 with a [...]

By | December 30th, 2016|0 Comments

Energy System Training

When you go to train are you dissatisfied until you leave the gym completely pumped and totally wrecked?  While it is definitely fun to push ourselves really hard when climbing, going to the point of exhaustion and then past it [...]

By | December 1st, 2016|0 Comments