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THE NEUROENDOCRINE RESPONSE

May 15, 2019 | By Matt Lloyd,

In training as in life, there are many buzzwords that are frequently overused and often misunderstood. One such popular buzzword is the neuroendocrine system, or NE for short. It’s used and misunderstood for good reason. Not only is it a powerful natural system that influences everything from your mood when you wake up in the […]

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Recovery

May 13, 2019 | By Will Gordon,

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Motivation: By Coach Will

May 12, 2019 | By Will Gordon,

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Weekly training psyche: try this climbing workout

May 6, 2019 | By Matt Lloyd,

 weekly training psyche Here is one of our favorite workouts at Mountain Strong. Selected straight from our epic  Sport climbing entrance program at Mountain Strong Training. This workout is Perfect for climbers trying to build volume and endurance for sport climbing, this workout gets you pumped fast and is fun and easy to execute. Try it […]

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Building a Functional Core

May 5, 2019 | By Will Gordon,

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Climbing training and shoe choice: What to do?

Jan 14, 2019 | By Matt Lloyd,

At Mountain Strong, we incorporate weightlifting and climbing into our workouts in many different ways. We couple ( fitness parlance for “pair” ) climbing with heavy weightlifting to elicit a more profound response from the endocrine system to stimulate muscle growth and adaptation ( more on that here ). Sometimes we program climbing in our workouts purely for volume, grabbing the most comfortable possible holds and covering ground quickly with no regard to technique.

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Coaches Corner: coach Anne talks Pull-Ups

Dec 19, 2018 | By Anne DelBovo,

The pull-up is one of those movements that comes so naturally for some and is a constant struggle for others. But, no matter where you lie on the pull-up spectrum, there is always room for improvement.  Why should you do pull-ups? Pull-ups are a great test of body weight strength. They work your grip, biceps, […]

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Occlusion Training: aka Blood Flow Restriction

Dec 17, 2018 | By Matt Lloyd,

Occlusion Training: aka Blood Flow Restriction Below is a collection of articles and information I gathered from a verity of sources to help get you up to speed on BFR training and its benefits.     What is blood flow restriction training? Wikipedia definition: “Blood flow restriction training (abbreviated BFR training) or Occlusion Training is […]

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The Program in Action: A View From the Gym

Oct 30, 2018 | By Matt Lloyd,

[Watch Video]: We thought you may want to see us suffering with you at our Denver facility. Take a gander:  

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The ultimate warm up: part 1 – the shoulders

Oct 14, 2018 | By Will Gordon,

  Warming up sucks. I get it. Listen to me when I say this. Being injured sucks more. So, for the love of god, don’t be a dingbat and take the time to warm up properly. Today we are going to cover shoulders: First things first. Time brush up on your shoulder anatomy:  There are […]

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