Justen doesn't need an introduction, but if you've been hiding under a rock, he's an accomplished climber and coach who has worked with a veritable who's who of American climbing elite. Justen is known for his ability to get into a climbers head and coax more out of them. I wanted to give you something differentRead More
This fall and winter as I've traveled from the Red River Gorge for steep, pumpy routes, to Chattanooga for delicately thuggy sloper squeezing, and finally to Hueco Tanks for powerful steep roofs and incut edges, I've heard the same question over and over while I'm foam rolling in the evening.
"Whoa! Why didn't I think of that?"Read More
As a result of our Episode 29 podversation with Rhino Skin Solutions, we've partnered with them to offer the Power Company Performance Pack. Because Nate and I have very different skin, thus very different needs, we specifically chose these products so that you can discover which products work best for your skin type.Read More
It's here. The one you've been waiting for. The Moon Board Episode. And that's not all. We recorded the conversation, sent it to Ben Moon, and then Skyped him in to get his opinions. Legend.Read More
JStar is one of the best sport climbers in the world, so it took a ton of courage for him to completely overhaul a training routine that took him to 14d (9a), but he did it anyway. We talk about the how and the why, what he learned from it, and where he's going from here.Read More
A lot of us feel like we know the right answers, but aren’t sure which of the seamlessly endless stream of right answers we should be using.Read More
This an extremely rare "catch and release" episode. Nate and I were in Austin for a workshop at Crux Climbing Center, and I saw the news that Cody Roth had completed the FA of "Me I Eat Dust", which at 14+ is the hardest sport climb in Texas. However, it was his comments about the idea that while he isn't in the shape he was in his 20's, he's climbing better, that got me interested.Read More
I know, I know. You're getting antsy. Me too. Thing is, I've been bouldering. Alot. And honestly, I'm still on schedule, so there. So this is what you've got... two per month... unless, of course, you guys push us to our $100 per month goal at our Patreon page, and then you'll get 3 each month, which means more work for me, and more utter happiness for you.
But hold off on your dismay... today we're talking to our Strength and Conditioning Coach, Paul Corsaro, about a topic that is extremely important to all of us.... Why Form Matters. Whether it be strength training, climbing, or just sitting at a desk chair. Regardless of what you're doing, form matters.Read More
Meghan Baker is a recently married 43 year old mom (to a teenager), who works 50 hours a week, is a brilliant actress in local theater groups, volunteers her time to both The Beta Fund and The HERA Foundation, and still makes time to train for climbing. You think you are tight on time? Well, to be frank, you're full of shit.Read More
In our first episode of 2017, we talk with climber Craig Demartino, who also happens to be an amputee. You'd never know it by talking to him or climbing with him, unless he pulls up his pants leg. Despite the odds, he's become a better rock climber after deciding to amputate his leg. That's correct... he DECIDED to amputate. A tough decision that he's very nonchalant about.Read More
This is our final episode of 2016! It's been an amazing year, and 2017 will only be better. In this Board Meeting, Nate and I discuss strategies and tactics for redpointing. Some you may know, many you may not. Most you've probably forgotten or ignored when you needed them.
This isn't about training. It's bigger than that. It's about community.
Miguel's Pizza. It's been called the "Camp 4 of the East", but that title isn't big enough. More than what you see on the surface... the cheap camping, amazing pizza, great place to meet partners and sneak beers in brown paper bags, an undeniable climbing institution... Miguel's is a community.Read More
Honorary Co-Host Steve Bechtel is back, this time talking about his concept of Integrated Strength Training. What is that, you ask? Well, lucky for you, we discuss it at length. So listen. Then apply. Then get stronger. It's that simple, right?Read More
Another week, another episode. You guys have 2 more left before we go back to our 1 or 2 per month regularly scheduled program, and I get to relax a little! Or maybe we'll make it an even 24 episodes for 2016. I might... MIGHT... have a special bonus bonus episode for Christmas. If you're good kids. We'll see.Read More
LEGEND! Not much more needs to be said about this weeks guest, Stevie Haston, but I'll say a few more things anyway. How does "flashed 14a trad" grab you? Or "14d in his mid fifties"? I figured that would be enough to get your attention. Simply put, Stevie Haston is a machine. A simple, hard working, sensible machine.Read More
So many Bonus Episodes!!! In this one, Nate and I sit down to discuss the Top 3 Things We've Changed Our Minds About. Fact is, if you still believe all of the same things you believed last year, then you're probably fucking up.Read More
Yes, you read that correctly. V11 to 5.11.
In this episode I have a really great conversation with V11 boulderer, mom, and physical therapist Carrie Cooper. She's set big goals for her sport climbing... but 5.11 is still difficult for her. Not necessarily physically, but it's hard nonetheless. We walk through her process, how she deals with the ego, and talk about what she's learning.Read More
In Episode 17 I sit down with mental training guru Arno Ilgner of The Warriors Way. Most of us recognize The Warriors Way as a way to get over the fear of falling, but it's so much more. Athletes of all levels can benefit hugely from what Arno and I discuss during this podversation... the differences between being motivated by goals and being motivated by process.Read More
or our first bonus episode, we sit down for a much needed podversation to remind us that climbing and training should be fun. Stoke is high with Dru Mack, and even though he comes about it naturally, we dig into how he brings that good energy, how he chooses partners that aren't energy suckers, and what being a good partner means.Read More