Episode 37: Follow the Stoke with Dan Mirsky

Episode 37: Follow the Stoke with Dan Mirsky

For this episode we sat down in the Red River Gorge with coach and trainer Dan Mirsky to talk about the redpoint process on his route Solid Gold, but the conversation went elsewhere, and we uncovered something interesting.  What resulted is a conversation that essentially boils down to: Do what you're motivated and inspired to do, even if it doesn't make sense.  

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Episode 35: Tanner Wilson is a Not So Average Joe

Episode 35: Tanner Wilson is a Not So Average Joe

Tanner Wilson is a 22 year old climber from the middle of Ohio who just went on his first extended road trip of over 5 weeks.  Originally he had planned on one big goal, but just before the trip he made a mature decision and changed his mind about what he wanted to accomplish.  Because of the new goals, Tanner learned several important lessons... ones that take most of us many trips and seasons to absorb.  

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Episode 34: What is Success with Dave Chancellor and Yusuf Daneshyar live at Climb So iLL

Episode 34: What is Success with Dave Chancellor and Yusuf Daneshyar live at Climb So iLL

Our very first live in front of an audience, live streaming on facebook recording!  With the number of things that could have gone wrong, this went REALLY well.  We talk with Dave Chancellor of the famous So iLL brothers, and Yusuf Daneshyar, co owner of the Climb So iLL gym in St. Louis about how we all define success and the different paths we took to get there.  

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Episode 33: Board Meetings | Top 2 Sources of Information

Episode 33: Board Meetings | Top 2 Sources of Information

Why only 2?  Because there are 4 of us in this episode!  The whole team sits down for our first Board Meeting together, and discusses the top 2 places where we each get our information.  The internets are full of bullshit information, so it's hard to know when what you're reading has any sort of integrity or validity.  We break it down the way we do, with lots of laughs in between, and let you know where we look to first for the information we believe in.

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Products I Paid For: Foam Roller Storage Caps

Products I Paid For: Foam Roller Storage Caps

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?"

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Episode 28: Community and Fleeting Youth with Cody Roth

Episode 28: Community and Fleeting Youth with Cody Roth

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.

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Episode 27: Why Form Matters with Paul Corsaro

Episode 27: Why Form Matters with Paul Corsaro

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.  

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Episode 26: Meghan Baker is a Not So Average Jane

Episode 26: Meghan Baker is a Not So Average Jane

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.  

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