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Logical Progression, Second Edition. Available June 5th.

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Training for climbing can be fun, but sticking to a schedule can be desperately hard. Many climbers have seen the value of a carefully planned out, periodized training program. Clearly, such programs work, but many of us can’t stick to such a rigid schedule.   What if there were a better way?   What if…

Training Beta Podcast 147 | Steve Bechtel, Kris Hampton, and Tom Randall on Best Practices for Training at Home

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Steve Bechtel, Kris Hampton, and Tom Randall on Best Practices for Training at Home Date: April 9th, 2020 Note: We recently created an entire training program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all about how to train at home with minimal equipment. We hope it helps you stay motivated and strong through this very strange time. Learn…

BJJ Strength Podcast | 38 – Rock climbing strength training applied to BJJ. Grip Strength & so much more.

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Here is a non-climbing podcast about training for climbing that Steve did with Laurence Griffiths, a leading authority on training for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Steve Bechtel is one of the leading authorities on strength & conditioning for rock climbing, with almost 30 years in the game and currently training some of the best rock climbers…

Training Beta Podcast 132 | Charlie Manganiello and Alex Bridgewater: 5 Common Training Mistakes Climbers Make

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Charlie Manganiello and Alex Bridgewater: 5 Common Training Mistakes Climbers Make  Date: September 9th, 2019 About Charlie Manganiello and Alex Bridgewater  Charlie Manganiello and Alex Bridgewater are both trainers at Steve Bechtel’s gym, Elemental Performance & Fitness, in Lander, Wyoming. They’re also both online trainers/coaches at ClimbStrong.com. They work closely with Steve Bechtel every day, and they’ve…

Training Beta Podcast 110 | Steve Bechtel on Training Endurance for Climbing

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Date: August 9th, 2018 About Steve Bechtel Steve Bechtel is a well-known climbing trainer, and I’ve had him on the podcast 3 other times now (here, here, and here). He’s a regular on the show because we all love listening to his common sense advice, his illustrative metaphors, and his wry humor so much. Steve runs ClimbStrong.com, a website…

Upcoming: Performance Climbing Coach – Columbia MD

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I had a nice short talk with Neely Quinn at Training Beta about the upcoming Performance Climbing Coach seminar in Columbia, MD. We’ve both been getting quite a few questions about the event and we wanted to cover everything we could here. This is a 16 minute chat on all things PCC.

Training Beta Podcast 090 | How to Train for Multiple Sports with Charlie Manganiello

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I wanted to talk to Charlie so he could explain to you all what he described in his lecture at the ClimbStrong Training Seminar about how you can train for multiple sports throughout the year. Here’s what we talked about: How he improved his performance as a skier, climber, and runner The yearly schedule he…

Power Company Podcast Episode 39: Logical Progression Pt. 1 with Steve Bechtel

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In this conversation, Kris Hampton and I went in-depth on the Logical Progression program and my book. Honorary Cohost Steve Bechtel has a new book out.  Logical Progression: Using Non Linear Periodization for Year Round Climbing Performance.  If you write your own training plans, and still have a hard time sticking to your plan, this…

Power Company Podcast Episode 14: Being a Multisport Athlete with Charlie Manganiello

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Charlie sat down with Kris Hampton for an enlightening conversation on the challenges of trying to do many sports and do them well. In this episode I sit down with strength coach, climber, and multisport athlete Charlie Manganiello, from ClimbStrong, to find out how we can all perform in multiple sports.  Charlie takes a common sense,…

Power Company Podcast Episode 40: BONUS: Logical Progression Pt. 2 with Steve Bechtel

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This follow-up episode to the Logical Progression conversation features Q+A on the Logical Progression book with the Power Company listeners. This is where your detailed questions on the program will be answered. Enjoy.

Training Beta Podcast 080 | Steve Bechtel on Designing a Training Program for Yourself

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This was a conversation in May of 2017. Neely has a great audience and a huge number of knowledgable guests, so it is always an honor to be asked on the show. Date: June 1st, 2017 About Steve Bechtel Steve Bechtel is a well-known climbing trainer, and I’ve had him on the podcast 2 other times…

Climbing Magazine | Training – TALES OF POWER by Steve Bechtel

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The real secret to effective power training You can train long or you can train hard, but not both – which is probably why so many of us train power so wrongly. (By “power,” we mean the product of strength and speed, i.e., the explosive force recruited any time you use momentum, or “go for it.”) Properly training…

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