Tags: in-depth video, Planning, Training Cycles
Tags: Anaerobic Endurance, Bouldering Training, capacity, in-depth video
Tags: Hangboard, in-depth video
Tags: in-depth video, Kettlebells, Power Training, Strength
In-Depth: The Kettlebell Clean from Climb Strong on Vimeo. The kettlebell clean is the easiest and safest way to bring the bell from the floor to rack position. It is a precursor to the squat, press, windmill, and other exercises. Start as you would for a single arm swing, in the standard “hike” position. Swing…
Tags: 3-6-9, Finger Strength, Hangboard, Hangboard Ladders, in-depth video
In-Depth: 3-6-9 Hangboard Ladders from Climb Strong on Vimeo. There tends to be a need to complicate the hangboard ladder protocol. Don’t complicate it.
Tags: in-depth video, Session Design, Strength
The fundamental design of an effective training program for climbing is fairly simple.
Tags: antagonists, in-depth video, Specific Strength, Strength
The one arm push-up is potentially the best way to build massive pressing strength without a weight room. Here’s how to get started.
Tags: block periodization, Block Planning, in-depth video, Periodization, Planning
Block Periodization from Steve Bechtel on Vimeo. Block Periodization is an ideal way of combining all of the facets of fitness for climbing. More subtile than a traditional approach, this is best for highly experienced athletes.
Tags: in-depth video, Kettlebells, Power, Strength
In-Depth: The Kettlebell Swing from Steve Bechtel on Vimeo. We use this exercise with almost all of our athletes, almost all the time. The kettlebell swing is a great exercise for lower body power development and integration of movement. Start with the ‘bell on the ground a foot or more in front of you, then…
Tags: in-depth video, Pull-Ups
Instead of unloading the pull-up we like to regress the movement at bodyweight. This tends to get the athlete to full pull-ups faster than assisted variations. The regressions are: 3-second hang, at top, reverse grip 1/4 chin from top 1/2 chin from top 3/4 chin from top full chin from top pull-up from top pull-up
Tags: Charlie Manganiello, get-up, in-depth video, Steve Bechtel
In Depth: The Get-Up from Steve Bechtel on Vimeo. The get-up is a complex total body movement. Beginning prone on the floor, press a kettlebell to a locked arm position vertically. With the sam-side leg bent 90 degrees at the knee and the foot planted on the floor, place the other arm at 45 degrees…
Tags: deadlift, in-depth video, romanian deadlift
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…