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

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 and trainer who knows his stuff when it comes to getting strong, catering to individual training needs, and staying lean, among many other things. Steve runs, a website where he writes articles and training programs for climbers. You can subscribe to the site to get full access to all of his info. He also runs a gym in Lander, WY called Elemental Fitness, where he works with climbers and athletes of all kinds.

What We Talked About

  • What makes a good climbing trainer
  • Confusion about periodization
  • Confusion about finger training
  • Repeaters vs. Eva Lopez training
  • Climbing as training for climbing
  • Listener questions

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