Caffeine and Climbing – Climbing Nutrition

Whether you choose coffee or tea, a large portion of the population starts their days with a dose of caffeine.  While there isn't anything necessarily wrong with this, as dedicated climbers it's worth looking at [...]

By | May 1st, 2017|

Route Climbing Training: Free Workout

When it comes to training for routes, most people think that endurance and power endurance are the most important facets to train.  However, while they are certainly important, strength is the basis of hard climbing. [...]

By | April 30th, 2017|

Jonathan Siegrist Interview – Three 5.15s in Three Weeks

Training for rock climbing can be addictive: put in some hard training work, see some gains, send your project. This is the process that we all want and is the reason we are willing to [...]

By | April 29th, 2017|

Top 5 Climbing Warm-Up Articles

No matter what type of climbing you are interested in, an effective warm-up is essential.  It doesn't matter if you are training in the gym or getting ready to try your project.  Without properly warming [...]

By | April 21st, 2017|

Dr. Jared Vagy – Avoid Rotator Cuff Strains

All the training in the world isn't going to get you up your project if you are always injured.  While it is important to keep up with your injury prevention and mobility work, this isn't [...]

By | April 18th, 2017|

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. [...]

By | April 16th, 2017|

Top 5 Nutrition Articles

As climbers looking to maximize our performance, we have a complex relationship with food and nutrition.  We want to fully fuel our climbing and give our bodies everything it needs to recover and get ready [...]

By | April 12th, 2017|

Power Training with the Chest-Bump Pull-Up

Let's face it.  Whether it's because of fatigue or worn skin, our fingers often give out long before our muscles.  However, while tired and worn out fingers may mean you are done climbing for the [...]

By | April 11th, 2017|