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.Read More
Simple question, right? Well, the simple answer is that yes, in my opinion, it worked wonderfully. But, the question you all want to know: Being as I trained no power endurance, how did it affect my power endurance for the season?Read More
I've been friends with, climbed with, and offered training advice to Yasmeen Fowler for several years.As I've watched Yasmeen's climbing closely for years, I immediately saw a few problems with her plan. She was pulling the ideas from programs I had written at a time when her needs were different.Read More
You'll remember Taylor Frohmiller from the incomplete case studies we tried in the spring. A host of detours kept us from finishing the spring in a strong way, but Taylor wrapped up school and turned his focus to getting in a little more time outdoors on real rock.Read More
Anonymous writes... How important do you think nutrition is when trying to improve/achieve new climbing goals? Did you give Taylor any advice along those lines? How strictly do you monitor your own diet?
I'll be the first to admit that I didn't have very high expectations for this case study. I was positive that Taylor had the skills to put it all together. I was positive that if he applied himself, he'd do well. However, I wasn't so sure that he'd stick to the program for more than a week or two.He might just surprise us all.Read More
You might say that Taylor has a hard time focusing on things for very long. Based on my time spent climbing with him, I would certainly say that. This knowledge played a big part in how I approached coming up with a program for him.Read More
My goal is to recruit 3 people for these informal studies: One relative beginner, one average climber who's bumped into a ceiling, and one above average climber who only needs direction. I'm starting with the latter. Allow me to introduce Case Study #1: Taylor Frohmiller.Read More