It's finally here!
For quite some time I've toyed with the idea of "in-between" episodes. Realistically, I can only output the great podversations that you've come to expect about once per month. More than that and I lose my mind in audio mixing la-la-land. So while on our recent workshop tour, Nate and I sat down and figured out a rough format for a new concept. And thus "The Board Meetings" were born.
Fueled by late night coffee, wine, and beer, we've recorded several episodes already, and the one that's about to invade your earholes is our very first. It's a little rough around the edges, and a little clumsy at times, but as we recorded more episodes, they got better and better.
You. Just. Wait.
But since I know you're a need-to-know kind of person, and you just can't wait, here's the basic format:
We pick a topic, and we each make a "Top 3" list for that topic. Neither of us know what the other will say, and we just go in. The intro theme music plays, we start talking, and then it just rolls. Simple. Fun. In this episode we talk about the Top 3 things we've done to positively affect our own climbing. Looking for a way to bust through that plateau? (Aren't we all?) One of our suggestions might just be the way.
In this episode, Nate and I break from our recent Top 5 format, and sit down to have a discussion about how climbers are a product of their environment.
Don't get us wrong... we LOVE gyms. And if your only goal is to be as good as you can in your gym, then you can skip this episode.
In this episode, in the midst of a gym tour, Nate and I sit down to discuss how we feel about climbing gym grades. Do they matter? Should they be taken seriously?
Five days. Five episodes. One theme. Common sense isn't always common practice.
In Part 2, continued from yesterday's Episode 81, Edwin and I come up with our Top 3 List of things we've learned from climbing with better climbers.
There are appropriate times to say "Take". There are also instances when saying it is only slowing your progress.
It's a new year, and it's our 2nd birthday! In this episode, Nate and I talk goal setting. Not resolutions; goals. Different animals altogether.
No, that isn't a typo. It would be amazing if we kept all our attributes forever, but the reality is that we lose things, we forget things, and we just stop doing some of the things that made us good to begin with.
It's been a while since Nate and I sat down and did one of these, so we figured we'd kick it back off with a shorty. The interwebs are going crazy with Andrew Bisharats new miracle hangboard program, Five Minute Fingers, and we've gotten several messages asking for our opinion.
In this episode, Nate, Paul, Blake, and I discuss the Top 2 ways we break through plateaus. Whether it's mental or physical, unless you're a mutant, you've gotten stuck. Well, we have some advice.
Jon Glassberg recently wrote a blog for La Sportiva in which he states that, “Climbing double digits is an attainable goal for any serious climber.” We agree.
Let's face it, there are some really bad ideas out there. Myths that people cling to. New methods of "training" that just aren't thought through. Trends that are fun to jump into, but really aren't helping you.
The whole team sits down for our first Board Meeting together, and discusses the Top 2 resources 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.
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.
Job, family, friends, hobbies, etc.. Trying to balance that with climbing, training for climbing, talking about climbing, thinking about climbing, and listening to podcasts about climbing is TOUGH WORK.
In this episode, 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.
In this Board Meeting episode, Nate and I have a late night discussion about the Top 3 Ways We've Invested in Ourselves. That could be monetarily, emotionally, with time.... however, as long as it's an investment into bettering ourselves. A few surprising answers here!
As we've taken our "Boulder Better" workshops to gyms across the country, we've been able to watch and work with climbers of all shapes, sizes, abilities, and attitudes. We've seen lots of cool, positive things happen, but we've also seen lots of mistakes being made.
For quite some time I've toyed with the idea of "in-between" episodes. So while on our recent workshop tour, Nate and I sat down and figured out a rough format for a new concept. And thus "The Board Meetings" were born.