nonlinear periodization

Off-Season Strength and Power – Logical Progression 2

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The Logical Progression plans are built to function either as stand-alone training with no additional climbing days, or as in-season programs done between days at the crag. This plan is built around a priority of strength and power development in the off-season from performance climbing. The intensity and difficulty of the training is such that…

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In-Season Fitness – Logical Progression 1

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The Logical Progression plans are built to function either as stand-alone training with no additional climbing days, or as in-season programs done between days at the crag. This program features lower-volume sessions and is specifically aimed at keeping power and strength topped out for bouldering or crux-based route climbing. This is not an endurance-heavy program,…

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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.

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…

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Call it What You Want, Periodized Training Works

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By Steve Bechtel I get a ton of questions about whether periodization is effective. The answer, unequivocally, is yes, periodized training works. The confusion comes in that many climbers don’t really know what periodization is. In fact, many climbing coaches read an article or two about classic periodization models (i.e. Bompa or Matveyev) and they…

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