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Are We Assessing the Right Things?

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by Ken Klein, NASM, PCC   This past August we were winding down the Climb Strong training camp in Lander, WY and Steve Bechtel said something that really stuck with me. A participant asked about assessments and Steve replied that if we piled all of our physical assessment numbers together we probably wouldn’t be able…

Controlled Intensity

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By Jacob Carr – NSCA CPT, MS Strength and Conditioning, MS Sports Nutrition   When you workout or climb do you always go for that next grade? Do you always try and get that extra rep? That probably means you have grit, determination, and goals to progress. These are great qualities to have, especially as…

In-Depth: Developing Functional Strength Endurance

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In-Depth: Biceps Curls to Improve Undercling Positions?

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In-Depth: Racing the Red Queen

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The Nugget Climbing Podcast: Charlie Manganiello

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The Nugget Climbing Podcast: Alex Bridgewater

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A great conversation with our Climb Strong team manager and all-around great person, Alex Bridgewater.

The Nugget Climbing Podcast: Episode 36

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Steven did a great job getting our coaches to talk – many of them like to keep quiet and do their work. I (Steve) can’t articulate how great it is to work with this crew.

In-Depth: What is Your Hangboard Program Really Doing?

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Skills and Cues in the Gym

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by Steve Bechtel We prescribe training. We write down a list of exercises, hand them off to climbers, and the climbers go off to the gym and follow the instructions. Some of them come back and are pleased, some are underwhelmed. Some of them get great results, and some stay flat. It’s not necessarily that…

In-Depth: Using the Ab Wheel Properly

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The Nugget Climbing Podcast: Episode 35

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This was one of the favorite podcasts I’ve (Steve) ever done. Steven is a top-notch interviewer and is leading mind in climbing training, which made it easy to talk for a long time. Luckily, Steven is also a good editor!

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