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Catch 22

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by Jacob Carr At the age of 49, 6 days before his 50th birthday, Kelly Slater won the Pipeline Pro with a performance well above his competitors. His performance wasn’t necessarily amazing because of the way he surfed, but how he surfed. His tactics, his positioning, his poise was still head and shoulders above his…

Mettle, Steve’s New Book, Launches April 15th

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METTLE is a collection of articles, essays, and stories of the training process. A climbing coach for over 25 years, Steve Bechtel started writing about training and performance as a way to organize his thoughts around the craft of climbing. In 2007, he launched Climb Strong as a blog, which then grew into a source…

THINK: Everything is Too Much

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MOVE: Inverted Row Progressions and Regressions

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MOVE: The Arm Bar

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The Arm Bar is a big-bang shoulder mobility and stability drill. This is an excellent drill for developing thoracic mobility and shoulder girdle stability. Pick up a light kettlebell and set-up as you would for the get up (kettlebell at full extension in the right hand, right knee bent and foot placed on the floor)….

MOVE: Progressions and Regressions of the Ab Wheel

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MOVE: Progressions and Regressions of the KB Swing

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MOVE: Progressions and Regressions of the Deadlift

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In-Depth: The Single Leg Romanian Deadlift

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The single leg RDL is a lower-load hip hinge that integrated a balance aspect into the lift. Appropriate for athletes that have stability needs or who can’t handle heavy loads, this exercise can be performed with dumbbells, a barbell, or, or preference, 2 kettlebells.

TRAIN: Assessing Readiness to Train

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How do you know if you’re ready for a hard session? Feel good? No soreness? It might not be that simple.

In-Depth: How To Keep A Useful Training Log

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In-Depth: Go 100 Hangboard Sessions

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