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Power Company Podcast Episode 8: Deadlifting with Steve Bechtel and Charlie Manganiello

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This was a fun conversation. I got to sit down with top strength coach Charlie Manganiello and Kris Hampton for an in-depth talk on using the deadlift as a supplemental lift in climbing training. We go deep on that lift, and a lot of other places, too. In this episode we talk with honorary co-host…

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…

Power Company Podcast Episode 6: To Run or Not To Run with Steve Bechtel

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This is the second part of a long conversation with Kris Hampton. We cover a lot of ground, but most notably talk about non-specific endurance training for climbing. In this, Episode 6, we sit down with listener favorite Steve Bechtel at his gym in Lander, Wyoming, and talk about the question everyone is asking… “will…

In-Depth: The Deadlift

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In Depth: The Deadlift from Steve Bechtel on Vimeo. The deadlift is pure strength. There is no cheating the range of motion – you pull from the ground and you don’t dare stop until you are standing. Although it works the legs, it is primarily a “posterior chain” exercise, taxing the hamstrings, glutes, and muscles…

Training Beta Podcast 007 | Steve Bechtel on Training, Power Endurance, Running, Weight Loss, and More

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This was my first interview with Neely Quinn, back in 2013 or 2014. From Training Beta:   Download on iTunes Direct Download RSS Feed – http://trainingbeta.libsyn.com/rss I was honored and excited to interview the great Steve Bechtel, a long-time climber and trainer who knows his stuff when it comes to getting strong, catering to individual training needs,…

Training Beta Podcast 036 | Steve Bechtel on Climbing as Training, Periodization Confusion, Change Psychology and more

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My second interview with Training Beta went in depth on change psychology, confusion on periodization, practice techniques, and more. Please listen below. Podcast is on iTunes is HERE Direct Download: LINK Date: November 25th, 2015 About Steve Bechtel I was honored and excited to interview the great Steve Bechtel for a second time. Steve is a long-time climber…

Power Company Podcast 2: Resistance Training With Steve Bechtel

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I have had a great series of talks with top coach and climber Kris Hampton for his Power Company Podcast. Here is his second podcast ever, and my first on his show.   In Episode 2 I sit down with Steve Bechtel at his gym in Lander, Wyoming, to talk resistance training for climbers.  Yes,…

Climbing Magazine | Training: Hangboard Ladders for Finger Strength

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Build long-term finger strength with structured hangboarding STEVE BECHTEL AUG 10, 2016 This story originally appeared in the June 2016 issue of Climbing Magazine. In climbing, when your fingers fail, the rest of your body falls. Focusing on this direct connection to the rock can benefit your climbing performance greatly, and luckily, finger strength is relatively…

In Depth: The Romanian Deadlift

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The Romanian Deadlift, also known as the stiff legged deadlift, is one where we are using the hamstrings as the primary mover. The quads are taken out of the equation by only allowing a slight knee bend or none at all, thus you’ll use less weight than a traditional deadlift. Shoot your hips back, as…

Maintaining Endurance During Power and Strength cycles

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Hi Guys, Wondering what you are recommending for maintaining endurance during strength or power training cycles? Specifics on type, duration, and mode (i.e. treadwall, etc.) will help. G.S. G, Depending on what type of endurance you are trying to maintain, the recommendations can be pretty wide-ranging. If you are keeping a fairly high level of…

KB Swing vs. Deadlift

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When you say that kettlebell swings are a good hip hinge option, I assume you are talking about HEAVY swings, right? Like sets of only 5-10 reps? If so, how do you manage progression here? It’s not like I can just add a plate to the bell every session. Is there any strength benefit to…

ARC Training and High-Low

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Q: I have been doing a kind of high low thing recently and was wondering how you have been doing your ARC training? I have mainly been traversing because when I do ups and downs it is hard to keep it chilled enough. How do you do it? Cheers Cliff Hi Cliff, The hardest part…

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