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Matt Pincus on Returning to Climbing after a Break

Date: June 16th, 2020

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About Matt Pincus

In this interview, I talk with Matt Pincus about returning to climbing after a break during the pandemic. Matt is our in-house Remote Climbing Coach at TrainingBeta, and he’s had an extraordinary return to climbing himself since the pandemic lockdowns, having already sent a couple 5.14’s. Matt lives in Jackson, Wyoming, and he sees clients remotely from all over the world and helps them with their physical training and mental tactics for climbing.

In this episode, we examine how to go about easing back into climbing in a safe and enjoyable way. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by fear or frustrated by getting easily pumped after not climbing for a long time. We discuss how to deal with these things so we can all get back to having fun climbing outside (or in the gym) again soon.

If you’re interested in training with Matt after listening to this interview, you can sign up to work with him (from anywhere in the world) at

Matt Pincus Interview Details

  • Our own returns to climbing
  • The struggles we’ve encountered
  • Common struggles with returning to climbing after a break
  • Focusing on volume first
  • How to be patient with yourself
  • Tactics to avoid frustration

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