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  • Home Climbing System: Old School Meets New Science »

    Even though I have one of the best climbing gyms in the country a five-minute bike ride from my house, a home training system is important given my busy lifestyle….

  • Evaluating Altitude & Breath Training »

    I was recently asked to evaluate the Training Mask, along with other altitude training devices and realized that, while I’ve been playing with breathing exercises for most of my life, I’ve…

  • Do Studies Still Mean Anything? »

    “We would never publish it, because then our competition would have it.” I wasn’t shocked when I heard this the other day. It made sense but, for some reason, I’d…

  • The Process »

    Looks like I’m going to have to migrate the site to another platform, or something, but in the mean time I’ll keep posting and maybe I’ll figure out what all…

  • Memory Lane: Joshua Tree Highballs »

    Second test post, with a nice climbing vid. Spent last weekend in Josh,  where I learned to climb in the 80s. The changes were not minor. “This is an entire…

  • Drink Coffee, Live Longer »

    Sorry for the infrequent and lack of depth in posts lately. I’ve been losing a hacking war, mainly because I haven’t had time to deal with it. But I may…

  • The John Gaskins Interview: 20 Years In Waiting »

    I’ve been waiting more than 20 years for this interview. Ever since David “Belt” Potter (aka The Reverend Speefnarkle) stopped reading climbing magazines until they honored his “Where’s the John…

  • Do You Really Need A Recovery Week? »

    This is the recovery week on the BODathon schedule and I’m pretty happy to be getting less sore. Training’s going well, perhaps very well, but without a full stock of blood…

  • BODathon Training For Sports »

    The BODathon is a intensive training program I set up for Beachbody CEO Carl Daikeler so he could train for something big in his limited time. Read more about it…

  • Ballistics, Blood & Biomechanics »

    Patience. It’s not my favorite word. While I work very hard at it when it comes to how I treat others, that interests wanes when it comes to myself. This…

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Great Lance Photos

Lance’s comeback can only be good for cycling, especially in the US. His every move is being chronicled by the press. His web site, Lancearmstrong.com, keeps it organized and, if…

ABC Training
December 3, 2008

A-B-Cs of Training, Part I

In order to train concurrently for non-similar sports I need to be very efficient. Oddly enough, I got a post about this just today on the Beachbody Message Boards, which…

challenges
December 3, 2008

Goals for 2009

Part of this year’s birthday challenge is a series of 12 goals for the upcoming year. Some of these goals are very hard, while others should be easy if my…

birthday challenge
November 26, 2008

The Romney/Edwards 08 Challenge

The Challenge 100% house to house self-propelled: Climb 4 routes in 8 different canyons“Run” 4,000’ up to 8,000’ and then back home Ride at least 48 miles with 4,800’ of…

birthday challenge
November 22, 2008

What I’m Doing Tomorrow

For those of you who’ve asked, here’s a quick update on what I’m going to try tomorrow. This week’s been busy. In fact, the year’s been busy. As late as…

personal
November 18, 2008

Shed Days

Reading this article about Oscar De La Hoya reminds me our days in the shed. Oscar’s Training Camp As an athlete, nothing is as coveted as when you have time…

challenges
November 13, 2008

The Old Alpine Challenge

I wasn’t going to do a traditional birthday challenge this year but I’ve come up with something semi inspiring. I’m going to stick with my former idea of training for…

cycling
November 8, 2008

Bobby J

If it weren’t for Lance Armstrong a lot more people would know who Bobby Julich is. He was the first American after Greg LeMond to be a top notch stage…