Monthly Archives: March 2014

Gimme Kraft!
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March 31, 2014 posted by

Gimme Kraft!

This is a review of a new book on training for climbing. Gimme Kraft! (German for Give me Power!) is much more of a reference book than anything else. It contains…

How To Organize A Training Cycle
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March 27, 2014 posted by

How To Organize A Training Cycle

Today we take a look at the thought process around organizing a training cycle. 1      Start with a goal and work backwards. This simplifies the structuring process. In order to…

Analyzing What Went Wrong
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March 25, 2014 posted by

Analyzing What Went Wrong

That sucked. My last training block did not go well. An analysis of why might help you the next time things aren’t going as well as planned. If you train, for…

Can High-Protein Diets Cause Cancer?
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March 20, 2014 posted by

Can High-Protein Diets Cause Cancer?

A very interesting study was just published, showing a theoretical link between animal protein and cancer, though it was ruined by sensationalistic headlines stating things like “Meat, dairy may be…

Lies “They” Don’t Want You To Know About
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March 18, 2014 posted by

Lies “They” Don’t Want You To Know About

Liars have always fascinated me. Not fibbers, so much, because almost everyone with social skills lies a little, which is something we’re all probably thankful for. After all, do you…

ABS Nationals: Men and Women
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March 15, 2014 posted by

ABS Nationals: Men and Women

This week’s Psyche is both the men’s and women’s finals of the American Bouldering Series. Competition climbing has come a long way from “The Dream Maker,” Patrick Edlinger, inching his…

Adaptation: Getting Worse To Get Better
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March 11, 2014 posted by

Adaptation: Getting Worse To Get Better

Fitness is not a linear projection. You will look and feel better when you’re fit. You’ll have more energy. You’ll be able to sleep less. You’ll live longer. But the…

New Blog On Training (and Climbing)
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March 10, 2014 posted by

New Blog On Training (and Climbing)

As promised, Phil Requist’s blog is finally up and running again. Phil was once the training columnist at Allez, the notorious, low-budget, dirt bag, climbing magazine of the 90s. Since…