Building the Base

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When getting back into climbing shape, I have always had more luck with building my endurance first, then power-endurance, last power. I end up doing a lot of solo training, and this is another workout that is great, but will more time out of your schedule. This exercise is called the TOP TEN–a great way   …Continue Reading







Short on Time (Part 2)

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Sorry for the holdup on some new ideas– Since I dont have a good excuse, I wont provide a bad one. Lets get on with some new training ideas to improve your rock climbing. I see a lot of members who can only come in for 60-90 minutes between classes, or during a lunch break.   …Continue Reading







Its all about pace (part 2)

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Sorry for the delay in the blog– the holiday break has been tremendously busy for us. However, life seems to be returning to “normal” and we are back in the swing of things. Changing your pace in climbing on your indoor OR outdoor projects can be very important. When you think of your project, there   …Continue Reading







Short On Time?

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Alright climbers– with cold temps driving more and more of us (except those in the SW) into the gyms, its time to start getting in gear for the spring climbing season. One of my favorite workouts to increase power endurance is 4×4’s. Another reason I like this is once you are warmed up, it only   …Continue Reading







Its all about pace….(part 1)

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As a trainer and climber of 20 years, I love to find new ways to make me stronger–after all I have to keep up with all the young kids in my gym. This goes along with changing your approach to climbing, switch it up and always try to avoid. “The Rut” of doing the same   …Continue Reading







Crushing Your Performance Plateau Part 2

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By going into the gym and performing your “rut” will only make your performance come to a screeching halt. Here is the second step to crushing this plateau and opening up a whole ceiling of performance.┬áHere are some more tips to keep you hungry…… Sean McColl crushing the World Cup Bouldering Circuit Expand what you   …Continue Reading







Learn to dyno better

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Executing dynos or dynamic climbing can be a major weakness in many climbers. However, there is a great exercise to gradually build up your contact strength, hand-eye coordination, and confidence. Consider you have two hold placements- your launching hold (where you start) and your target hold (where you finish). The holds you pick CAN be   …Continue Reading







Proper Shoe Sizing

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How Tight Is To Tight? Climbing shoes are supposed to be a tight fit, but there is a fine line between comfort and pain. Climbing shoes are supposed to be comfortable enough to wear for about 20-25 minutes for most people. However, if you are not comfortable in your shoes, you wont have as much   …Continue Reading







Getting Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

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In climbing, many of us fall when fatigue begins to set in – lactic acid in the forearms tend to cloud rationale thinking, footwork become sloppy, body position is sacrificed, and this is where most failure happens. This means it is not as important what you can climb when you are fresh, but what can   …Continue Reading







Chris Sharma’s Training

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  Chris Sharma has been dominating the sport of rock climbing almost since the day he took it up at the age of 12. In 1996, at 14, he took home top honors at Bouldering Nationals. A year later he became the first person ever to complete a 5.14c climb in North America (Necessary Evil   …Continue Reading