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

Lattice Training Interview with Will Bosi

If you follow the climbing media, it seems like a new teenage crusher is always popping up.  It can be easy to get lost in who is now the youngest to climb whatever grade, and it can be tempting to [...]

By | November 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Climbing Confidence with Crux Crush

All the finger strength and pulling power in the world won't get you up routes at your limit if you can't climb confidently and are consistently sabotaging your own performance.  That being said, building climbing confidence is something that can [...]

By | September 21st, 2016|0 Comments