For 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.
We're dropping weekly to the end of 2016 starting now!
How building a gym is all about building a community.
In these two episodes I sit down for an informative and hilarious conversation with World Champion climber Mo Beck - both before and after an epic adventure.
Roadtrip projects, the difference between competition pressure and redpoint pressure, and what it means to REALLY try something you ultimately may fail on.
Some say that mentorship is dying. I'm not sure that's true, though mentors are definitely outnumbered by new climbers.
While some climbers cultivate an image that is extremely shallow and limited, it's not so with Sam. He wears his heart on his sleeve - as well as his ruminations with that fact.
Today's guest is Emily Moore, the Events Manager for the Climbing Wall Association. Last spring I attended the CWA Summit and was blown away by the event.
As we turn 3 years old, a look at our Top 10 of 2018.
Yoga and meditation have been practiced for thousands of years, so there's far more to it than the core strength, flexibility, and mental focus promoted by popular culture.
Recorded live at the 2018 CWA Summit, a discussion about diversity and inclusion in the climbing industry.
Today's guest needs absolutely no introduction, but I'm honored to introduce her anyway. She is famed Spanish researcher, coach and climber Eva Lopez.
Ayo Sopeju is a competitive climber, head setter at The Minneapolis Bouldering Project, and an artist who takes the utmost care with his work.
This past October in Minneapolis I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with one of the most exciting comp climbers to watch - recent Pan American Combined Champion Kyra Condie.
We all create some sort of mythology around certain routes or grades - a mythology that often says "you don't belong on this route!"
Let’s face it. All of us who are trying hard to push ourselves will eventually be injured.
If you're a coach, this is a must listen to episode. In fact, if you're a climber who wants to learn to climb better, it's a must listen.
With all the information out there on training, rehabbing, and performance, it’s tough to know where to start when you’re injured. Dr. Jared Vagy developed a system that makes that process much simpler, and lays out a much clearer path to healing.
Joslynn Corredor is the definition of strength and courage.
Fame and authenticity don’t always go hand in hand. We’d love to believe that in climbing they always do, but that just isn’t the case.
Dru Mack has a list given to him by JStar that is a surefire way to develop into a better climber.
Today's episode is a question and answer session from our Performance Climbing Coach Seminar, recorded live in Columbia, MD.
We're flipping the script for our 100th episode. Nate takes over the host mic, and I do my best to let him lead the conversation.
I've heard Tonde Katiyo described as a ninja, a samurai, Buddha and Yoda, among other ethereal, higher level beings. Though Tonde is definitely a human, those descriptions aren't necessarily wrong.
"A good coach-athlete relationship means that coaches allow themselves to not always be right..."
- Madeleine Eppensteiner | Climbing Psychology
These are three of the most dynamic women I've ever had the pleasure of having a conversation with. They've put their souls into their work.
If you aren't aware of Jorg Verhoeven, it's likely that you don't pay all that much attention to climbing.
Ryan Gagnon is rare blend of data driven research and infectious enthusiasm, particularly when discussing his programs built to introduce and engage minority youth in climbing.
Long before John Sherman was a crusader for the plight of the California Condor, he was a bouldering pioneer, brilliant writer, and creator of the bouldering V-scale. In this episode we sit down in Hueco Tanks to discuss his accomplishments as well as to argue about his most infamous creation.
A good climbing partner can be your greatest asset. If you dispute this, it's because you've never had a great partner, and you're just going to have to trust me.
In this episode I talk with a successful coach/climber team: Taylor Reed and Bella Jariel. Taylor has helped coach Bella to big success on the international stage. She's the USA Climbing Youth National Champion in speed climbing, as well as a qualifier for the US Youth Team in all 4 disciplines - Sport, Speed, Bouldering, and the Olympic Combined Format.
Peter Bonamici is a midwest bouldering legend. He'll disagree with that, but it's my podcast, so I can make that statement if I want to. Not to mention, it's true.