Posts

The Attachment to Desire

Tags: , , , ,

By Chrissy Vadovszki In the game of rock climbing, it’s easy to have many desires. And as a dedicated climber myself, like most taking the time to read this, I desire to perform well and eventually send all my projects. I desire to stay healthy and avoid injury or setbacks. I desire to have amazing…

Tendon Strength: A Primer

Tags: , ,

   by Peter Stüger   Even though tendon strength is crucial to athletes and rock climbers in particular, there is rarely any discussion about it. Today, the little information we find about training our tendons is truly disproportionate to the abundance of information we find about muscle training. Tendons, like muscles, are crucial components in…

Endurance Training Revisited, Again, Redux

Tags: , , , ,

By Steve Bechtel Endurance is the ability to display power or strength over time. It can be of continuous, high intensity, or it can be intermittent in nature. There are many different ways that endurance shows up in our sport, and there are a few key lessons to take home before we start equating simply…

“May I Have Your Attention Please…”

Tags: , , , , , ,

Mindset training: how to engage your attention for better climbing By Josie McKee What is mindset training? Simply put, mindset training for climbers enhances the ability to engage attention on climbing movement. Our mindset is a set of beliefs, which inform the perceptions of self and surroundings. How we view ourselves as climbers, how we…

Bah Humbug to Your Holiday Food Restrictions

Tags: , , , , ,

By Taylor Carr, MS, ISSN-SNS, PN1   It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Time for family to gather together and give thanks. Time to put up the Christmas tree or light the menorah. And, of course, time to bake those delicious holiday treats! As a nutritionist, this time of year brings a lot…

Climb Better Than Ever in 14 Days!

Tags: , , ,

By Micah Elconin Did I get your attention?   Are you searching for the magic bullet that will instantly transform you into a stone crushing Crankenstein that eats hard rock climbs for breakfast?  I sure hope not.  The truth is, there is no magic bullet.  My sincere hope is that if you’re reading this piece,…

Rachel’s Footwork Skills

Tags: , , , ,

By Rachel Speer Last time I wrote an article on skill drills, I talked about the benefits of dedicated practice. The foundation of skill practice should always be footwork.  The overly muscled boulder dude who crushes overhanging roof routes, but gets shut down hard by anything on the slab wall. The doubter tapping their foot…

Love Your Local Stone

Tags: , , ,

By Micah Elconin Climbing culture tends to revere the road warrior life working from the assumption that the most important climbing to do is somewhere else – that our highest goals and dreams should live in a place far from here. However, many of us are not fully savoring the lowest hanging fruit that is…

Baffle Days Podcast 31: Steve Bechtel

Tags: , , , , ,

Steve Bechtel – new book, goals, embracing new ideas and endurance training

Foundations: An Emphasis on Intention and Practice

Tags: , , , , , ,

By AJ Sobrilsky   Planning the work and working the plan by focusing on the 90% that’s important and not the 10% that’s interesting.    Both as a coach and medical professional who sees a lot of climbing athletes of various climbing, training, and experience levels I’m regularly asked, “Is it worth training or should…

TRAIN: Static Dynamics

Tags: , , ,

Keto or Ke-NO

Tags: , , , ,

By Taylor Carr, MS, ISSN-SNS, PN1   Keto: the diet that can curb your appetite, enhance your performance, and speed your fat loss. You’re probably thinking this is too good to be true. And you would most likely be correct! We all want to believe that bacon, butter, and shredded cheese is “for our health”…

Site Search

Categories