Monthly Archives: April 2014

Experiment In Power: Climbing Workout #2
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April 29, 2014 posted by

Experiment In Power: Climbing Workout #2

I’ve been messing around with post-activation potentiation for climbers, on and off, for a few years without any conclusions. While its effectiveness for total body strength is without question, the…

Pulling John
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April 26, 2014 posted by

Pulling John

For your weekend Psyche, here’s more John Brzenk, along with a few other rad characters, in the film Pulling John (rent here on Amazon) or get it from Netfix. I’ve…

Maintaining Power
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April 25, 2014 posted by

Maintaining Power

As power month comes to a close, Phil Requist has appropriately posted an article with some protocols for maintaining power throughout the year. His observation, that power gains lost are…

Climbing Power Workout #1
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April 24, 2014 posted by

Climbing Power Workout #1

Here’s the first of the two power routines that I did this month. I did this one four times, and used it to gauge progress. Strength improved over 20% in…

When To End Your Training Block
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April 22, 2014 posted by

When To End Your Training Block

My block of power training is complete, slightly ahead a schedule. I made great improvements in only six workouts, so why, you might ask, would I shut it down midway…

“The Best” Athletes Over 60
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April 18, 2014 posted by

“The Best” Athletes Over 60

This week’s Psyche features “10(12) Athletes Over 60 Who Can Kick Your Butt”,  a great, motivational piece from The Daily Burn. Not sure about “the best” sensationalism, since neither of…

Shut Up, Stomach!
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April 15, 2014 posted by

Shut Up, Stomach!

Fascinating report on NPR yesterday about how what we think we’ve eaten can affect how hungry we are. I first heard the news on NPR, then was sent this link…