Strength

In-Depth: Auto-Regulating Your Training

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Self-Limiting Exercise

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by Steve Bechtel “True training and conditioning is as much about learning as it is about energy expenditure.”  – Gray Cook    Walk into any gym in the world and you’ll see someone doing isolation exercises to focus on building strength or size in one muscle group. Isolation is a good way to build strength…

In-Depth: Strength Session Design Basics

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In-Depth: Kettlebell Swing

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In-Depth: RDL

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“Rolling Focus” Strength Sessions

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by Steve Bechtel One of the most exciting times for me as an athlete was way back in college, training in the weight room. There were always new exercises to learn and it seemed like I got stronger pretty quickly. This is especially true when compared to my training these days, where is is weeks…

In-Depth: Racing the Red Queen

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Cycled Strength/Power 19D – 8 Week Bouldering Performance Plan

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This training plan is a 3-day-per-week plan that features two 4-week blocks of training. For sake of simplicity, we will call phase 1 the Strength phase and phase 2 the Power phase, although both phases feature a mixture of both.  The aim of this plan is to improve overall bouldering performance. This can then be…

The Nugget Climbing Podcast: Alex Bridgewater

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A great conversation with our Climb Strong team manager and all-around great person, Alex Bridgewater.

In-Depth: Breaking Down the Turkish Get-Up

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In-Depth: Overexpectation of Training Results

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Shifting Goals in Lockdown

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By Kathryn Perkinson We are not living in an alternate reality. This world– a global pandemic, quarantine, no access to climbing– is reality. If you stay stuck wishing for what was or hoping for what will be, you’ll certainly miss this opportunity and make yourself miserable. How will you fully accept our new normal and…

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