Strength

Developmental and Maintenance Loads

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by Steve Bechtel We can train to improve or train to hold our ground. This is an important distinction, and one worth keeping in mind when you are training. Most of us think only in terms of trying to get better – to push more weight, to hold smaller crimps, etc. Most of us think…

Melding Strength and Power

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by Steve Bechtel Too frequently, we try to over-categorize our training. Long-time athletes and coaches learned about training for climbing by reading about and practicing training that came from other sports. We all understood that strength and power and endurance were different entities, some of us going so far as to train all of these…

In-Depth: Turkish Get-Up With Presses

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Q+A: What Training Plan Should I Do After PITCH ONE?

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Q: Hello, I just finished the 4 week Pitch One training plan. What do you suggest as the next plan? Thanks, Joel   A: Hi Joel, It really depends on what you are aiming for. With our CS Team athletes, we generally follow a general strength program by a more specific program aimed at their…

In-Depth: Overhead Press Progressions

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In-Depth: Bilateral Squat Progressions

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In-Depth: Deadlift Variations and Tips

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In-Depth: Training “Starting Strength”

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In-Depth: The Sumo Deadlift

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In-Depth: Mastering the Bodyweight Pistol Squat

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In-Depth: One-Arm One-Leg Push-Up

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Foundation Strength: What You Do All The Time

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When people train, they generally fall into two categories: The ones who get in shape a month or two before “the season.” The ones who “train” all the time at about the same intensity. It’s likely the most effective program is in some sweet spot in between. We are learning that there are certain things…

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