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The Best Training Program EVER!
While many climbers simply improvise their workouts (some like a musician who plays all the wrong notes), effective training for climbing demands that you embark on an intelligent, science-based program. Here’s a 15-week periodization program that works!Read on >>
Training with Long-Duration Isometrics
In this article I’m going to outline one such smart-training strategy that you can employ to target common physical constraints. Read on >>
Using Process Feedback to Elevate Performance
Learn how to use proprioceptive feedback to climb more effectively. Read on >>
Do the Twist!
How backstepping and the twist-lock can improve your climbing economy. Read on >>
Keep Your Cool!
Learn 3 strategies for controlling your physical & emotional states on a maximum climb. Read on >>
How to Climb More Efficiently
Climbing harder takes more than getting stronger--more important, you need to learn to climb with more poise, efficiency, and aplomb. Read on >>
3 Exercises for a Crushing Grip
As a climbing coach of more than two decades, one of the most common questions I’m asked is “how to train for greater grip strength.” Read on >>
A Power Principle for Developing Excellent Technique and Movement Skills
A key principle for effective skill development and motor learning is that you must strive to achieve near-perfection of specific skills and techniques, and not be satisfied to just “get by” at them. Read on >>
Breaking a Performance Plateau - Part #1 This is the first in a three-part series outlining strategies for breaking through a performance plateau. Read on >> | Read Part #2 | Read Part #3
Top 5 Finger Strength Training Exercises I’m often asked to provide a list of the best exercises for training finger (grip) strength. While there are dozens of different exercises... Read on >>
Training for Youth Climbers - Part #2 This is the second in a two-part series on age-appropriate training for youth climbers. The focus here is on injury prevent during the pubescent growth spurt. Read
Do's and Don'ts for Effective Redpoint Climbing Here are 10 do's and don’ts to working—and succeeding—on your projects! Read
Training - Part #4 This is the fourth in a four-part
series on fingerboard training! Learn how to train strength
and endurance on a hangboard. Read
Cuff Rehab & Training Video The shoulders
are the most movable and unstable joints, and next to the
fingers they are the most at-risk body parts for rock climbers.
In this video, climber and licensed physical therapist, Don
Anderson, demonstates... View >>
Finding Your Path in the Climbing World There are as many different paths to take in climbing as there are climbers, so why proceed down a path already traveled? Master climbers, both famous and anonymous, all establish their own path--and I hope you will, too! Read on >>
Motivation & Performance: How to Elevate Both! There are actually myriad reasons why we do the things we do. Motivation can come from many places... Read on >>
Challenging Yourself for Long-term Improvement Climbing is an extraordinarily complex activity with motor and cognitive skills that take a decade or more to learn.
The key to... Read on >>