Arthur Cammers writes: I'm a month away from a climbing trip at which I want to perform well. What is the optimal program for overall climbing fitness?Read More
Yesterday I posted Part 1 on "Hypertrophy for Climbing", and comments were made within hours of the post: Anonymous said... What are you doing in terms of forearms, the weakest link for probably 99% of climbers? I've never fallen off a route or problem because my triceps/chest/shoulders were too pumped....Read More
Rob asks... When performing 4x4's or any type of interval training I always question what my rest interval should be. Does extra performance (quality of each set) translate into more power endurance gains? What are your considerations when setting rest time for power endurance intervals?Read More
My last post about my core workout prompted a great question from one of our readers, Brett, who asks: What is the rationale behind the amount of rest between sets?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?
Christian writes: I've got a few questions that I would like to discuss with somebody (preferably with more knowledge about climbing than me), so if you or your readers have opinions about the following points, I'm very curious:
Josh asks: Who are your favorite climbers, and what particular aspects of their climbing really stand out?Read More
Matt writes: In the interest of preventing injury and adding a little variety to my sessions, I'd love some advice on how to use the systems board and/or fingerboard to train power.Read More
Tom writes: I'm primarily interested in raising my trad onsite level... Am I better off hitting the gym twice a week for a 90 minute workout each session, or three times a week for 60 minutes each session?Read More
More readers are asking great questions, which has prompted me to decide to periodically answer as many as I can, in addition to my regular posts. Carlos writes: I also wanted to share my new training plan with you and hopefully get some suggestions on improving it...Read More
Over the past few years I've learned many secrets about how to train more efficiently as a weekend warrior. I'm passing some of them on to you.
Gian brings up a great debate about sprinting vs. resting. In a very short answer, I'd say that they are two distinctly different techniques, and both have their specific application.Read More