Tag Archives: 2014 Winter Training

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…

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…

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…

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…