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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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Tips for Preventing and Treating Injuries

Sep 25, 2018 | By Matt Lloyd,

Tips for Preventing and Treating Injuries   Getting injured is one of the worst things that can happen to an athlete, no matter the goals or level of training. We never want you to get injured because it can slow down your physical progress and more importantly, your motivation. With that in mind, here are […]

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Interview with a pro: Kyle Richardson

| By Matt Lloyd,

Kyle Richardson is a mountain athlete who lives in Boulder, Colorado. His focus is a hybrid blend of endurance-speed climbing and running, known as FKT or fastest known time. Here is a link to the website that tracks FKT. Participants attempt to climb mountains or features of a mountain as quickly as possible, measuring the time […]

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Interview with a pro: Joe Kinder

Sep 18, 2018 | By Matt Lloyd,

I sent over some quick questions for pro climber Joe Kinder pertaining to training and climbing advise. Here are some quick answers to some quick questions. Take gander.   Question by Matt Lloyd p.s – I stole all the photos from the interwebs… duh.                       […]

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Tips for Dead-Hang training: By Matt Lloyd

Jun 19, 2018 | By Matt Lloyd,

  Why prioritize dead hangs over other types of accessory climbing training? The evidence shows climbers who can dead hang longer climb proportionately harder grades. That may seem obvious, but another way to look at it says, you don’t need to train pull-ups as much, there has been no correlation found there.   “Hand’s fingers […]

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