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Love Your Local Stone

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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…

Foundations: An Emphasis on Intention and Practice

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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…

Momentum

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By Micah Elconin My buddy Elijah claims his power animal is the sloth. If you’ve seen him climb, this might make more sense. He moves amazingly slow and almost appears to be falling asleep at rests. The man rarely moves with any sense of urgency (on or off the wall), but he’s a damn good…

TRAIN: The Efficient Warm-Up

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Short Term Programming: Program Design Series

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Climbing is Suffering

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By Chrissy Vadovszki The First Noble Truth in Buddhism states that there is suffering. Life is impermanent and fragile. Nothing will last. We will lose it all. We care about and grasp onto much of what will ultimately change. In addition, life and climbing are full of injury, aging, sickness, losing loved ones and death….

Medium Term Programming: Program Design Series

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TRAIN: Returning to Climbing Post Covid

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Long Term Programming: Program Design Series

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Climb Them All

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By Micah Elconin Eugene, Oregon is not famous for its rock climbing.  My home for more than a decade is better known for its hippy communes and track athletes. So, it’s not surprising that climbers from out of the area usually have one of two responses when learning where I’m from. “So, you must climb…

PRACTICE: Protein Intake for Climbers

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Stability Series: Walking Lunge

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