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COACH MATT LLOYD: training outside the gym

May 14, 2020 | By Matt Lloyd,

Coach Matt here, I wanted to go over some of my outside the gym training and climbing. To show you where I’m coming from as both an athlete and a coach and for others to see what influences me. I love big, dangerous, run-out climbing. The kind that has more in common with a fist […]

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Bodybuilding & Cardio Intensity in One Workout from coach will

Apr 13, 2020 | By Will Gordon,

Here’s a way to get in a quick workout combining traditional bodybuilding and high intensity cardiovascular training! (Intensity addicts – this is your way of working in body building.)  Step one: Pick 4 of your favorite pump-inducing lifts. Examples include: Bicep curls Back squats Weighted lunges Lateral shoulder flys Front raises Bench press Strict or […]

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Mountain Strength the book

Apr 6, 2020 | By Matt Lloyd,

buy our book here : Hello, world! For over a year now, we have been hard at work  Mountain Strength: Strength and Conditioning for Mountain Athletes.” Creating this book has been a dream for us, aggregating our decades of experience into one comprehensive resource. As we designed and built the training programs listed in this […]

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Home Challenge #2

Mar 18, 2020 | By Matt Lloyd,

I had a great idea once to try something badass. I was going to push my Jeep Cherokee around the block of the gym. It’s about 600 meters and it seemed fairly flat (Side note: I learned it was not flat very quickly). I wanted to do something hard that could pump my ego a bit and get […]

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The Interval Training Session To Try: Coach Will

Mar 17, 2020 | By Will Gordon,

Looking for a simple work out that packs the punch of a lifetime?  

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HOME WORKOUT to keep the psyche

Mar 16, 2020 | By Matt Lloyd,

HOME WORKOUTS to keep the psyche!   If you’re stuck at home here is an at home workout challenge to keep you sore and psyched. If you want to compete in this friendly challenge take a picture of yourself crushing this workout at home and post the photo, your score and tag us on IG @mountainstrongdenver: we will send […]

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Recover better with this inexpensive athletic massager

Nov 11, 2019 | By Matt Lloyd,

Battery powered percussive massagers are all the rage, and for good reason, they are fucking awesome – I use this damn thing all the time on those tender tight spots. One catch though, I’m cheap and they are mega expensive. I didn’t want to throw down 400 bucks for a fancy massager, so it was […]

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My favorite workouts for climbers : Coach Jamie

Aug 12, 2019 | By Mountain Strong Training,

I have two go-to climbing workouts: One that tests overall endurance, and one that works on power endurance. #1: Overall Endurance Matt Lloyd and I created the first one together.  You will do three movements: Box Step Ups Ski/Bike/Row for Calories (choose one) Climbing Moves The rep scheme is 50-40-30-20-10 To break it down, you do […]

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Kettlebells to Become Fitter in the Mountains

Aug 9, 2019 | By Anne Reuss,

We don’t move gracefully 24/7. We trip, we climb stairs, we carry kids and fur kids, groceries and gym bags. You might be a mountain athlete too, or aspire to hike, climb and hit the slopes more. How can you train efficently to improve coordination, endurance and strength? Enter: Kettlebells.  Kettlebells are time efficient by […]

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Test Your Willpower

Jul 7, 2019 | By Will Gordon,

Try out this potent test of your will power, then trick your friends into trying it too!

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