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Episode 62: The Gnarly Line with Dr. Shannon O’Grady

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The final episode with the Gnarly folks is one I had to talk them into.  They wanted to educate, and I wanted to educate you all about what they have available. So we did both.

In this episode Shannon and I discuss the products that Gnarly Nutrition offers. They've got a great line of products that many of you will find useful. Even if you still aren't a supplement person, you may learn something about why supplements are so popular.  After using their products myself, I certainly can understand the convenience.  I mean, you people are fiends, and that makes me ridiculously busy. So sometimes, I need the convenience.  

If you want to try Gnarly, go to www.gognarly.com and use the code POWERUP20 for 20% off of your order.  

You can find us at www.powercompanyclimbing.com

You can support the podcast at www.patreon.com/powercompanypodcast

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Episode 61: Protein with Dr. Shannon O’Grady of Gnarly Nutrition

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Part 2!  In this episode Dr. Shannon O'Grady and I discuss the hot button topic of protein.  Why do we need it, how much we need, and what's the best way to get it.  Gnarly has both Vegan and Whey protein powders, and you can get 20% off by using the code POWERUP20 at checkout at www.gognarly.com 

Find us online at www.powercompanyclimbing.com

Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/powercompanypodcast

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Episode 60: BCAAs with Dr. Shannon O’Grady of Gnarly Nutrition

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Some more nerdy talk for all of you training nerds out there.  This time we go deep into the world of Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) with Dr. Shannon O'Grady, Ph.D., Director of Product at Gnarly Nutrition.  BCAAs are more than just the new fad supplement.  We talk about what they are, why we need them, how to use them, and more.

This is the first of a 3 part series with Shannon and Gnarly.  We'll also be discussing all things protein and taking a look at their entire line to see what we can benefit from as climbers.  

Get 20% of at www.gognarly.com using the code POWERUP20.

Find us online at www.powercompanyclimbing.com

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Episode 59: Mental Fitness with Alex Honnold and The Warriors Way

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Fresh off of his audacious free solo of Freerider, Alex Honnold sat down with Arno Ilgner and Jeff Lodas from The Warriors Way to discuss his mental preparation.  Arno asked me to record the conversation, and though I was running around The Salt Palace like crazy, I got it on tape for all of you to hear.  

Two mental fitness giants, discussing a topic that is, at best, tough to pin down.  Alex has done an amazing job of reflecting on what it is that makes him different, and is able to articulate it better in every interview I hear him in.  This one is no different. 

You can find The Warriors Way at www.warriorsway.com 

You can find Alex at www.alexhonnold.com

You can find us at www.powercompanyclimbing.com

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Episode 58: Comparing Hangboard Protocols with Steve Maisch

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One of the guests most requested by our listeners, Steve Maisch is a Salt Lake City climber/coach/economics professor who, much like myself, uses himself as a guinea pig to test new approaches to training.  As such, we decided to nerd out on a couple of topics.  For this one, we discuss the different hangboard protocols, when and why to use them, what they can do for you, and where they can go wrong.  I'm sure we forgot a few, which is ok, because we can always record more...

You can find Steve online at http://www.stevemaischtraining.com/

You can find us at www.powercompanyclimbing.com

You can support the podcast at www.patreon.com/powercompanypodcast

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Episode 57: Flow and Mental Mastery with Hazel Findlay

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I'm not often intimidated by people, but Hazel Findlay's reputation is much larger than her 5'2" frame, so I was a bit anxious about this conversation. Mental training can be a pretty nebulous topic to begin with, so if I was going to be stumbling over my words, it could end up being a rough conversation. Not long after Hazel showed up at my house, it was clear that while she is indeed a force to be reckoned with, there was no reason to fret. As she would say, my worry was all "rubbish".  

Hazel has a really great way of taking these concepts that are sometimes tough to connect with and making them seem simple. She struggles through them just like most of us do, and in turn is able to relate to exactly how we all experience fear, doubt, and any other number of emotions that can be both destructive and extremely valuable. I value this insight as a coach, and I look forward to talking with Hazel more in the future.   

In this episode Hazel mentions The Inner Game of Tennis, a classic book about the mental side of performance.  That led me to wonder what other books that Hazel might recommend, so this month we are giving our patrons Hazel's recommended reading list, as well as a bonus episode with fan favorite Steve Bechtel.

You can find Hazel online at www.hazelfindlayclimbing.com

You can find us at www.powercompanyclimbing.com

You can support the podcast at www.patreon.com/powercompanypodcast

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Episode 56: Understanding Eating Disorders with Savannah Buik

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If you've been around climbing long enough, you know someone who has or has had an eating disorder. While it's not a secret, it's certainly a topic that is generally shamed and then ignored. As a coach, friend, and partner, I wanted to know more about it, how to recognize it, and what to do when confronted with it. 

Savannah Buik reached out to me a little over a year ago to tell me that she had started a blog, partly inspired by my willingness to call people out, that focused on her own struggles with eating disorders. Since then, she's had more struggles, and in this episode we talk more about those tough times.

Savannah offers us an easy way to understand these disorders, a way to recognize when it's a problem, and a way to think about it while approaching a friend in need.  This is a conversation I'm so glad that I sat down for, no matter how uncomfortable the subject is.

You can find Savannahs blog, Crimpin and Biscuits, at www.savannahbuik.com

You can find us at www.powercompanyclimbing.com

Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/powercompanypodcast

Our new Applied Body Tension Ebook is out!  Buy it HERE.

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Episode 55: Mental Toughness with Emily Tilden

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Here in Lander there is a very strong contingent of powerful women. I'm lucky to have become friends with many of them, and I'm extremely fortunate to be able to count Emily Tilden among those friends.

She is a no bullshit straight shooter, which I value and appreciate, and like many great athletes, she has a mental tenacity that is sometimes difficult to comprehend. I've watched her handily win the pullup comp at the Climbers Festival several times, and I've watched her cruise to an easy win, with a smile on her face, after running 20K at over 9,000 feet.

Emily likes to run long distances. In the mountains. Likes to. What? That just doesn't compute with me. She's a mom that was right back to the gym, with son Wyatt in tow, shortly after giving birth. She also has the often rare ability to vocalize why and how she is able to push through the wall that stops me at about mile #1.

Perhaps even more interesting is that when climbing, she doesn't have the same drive. It occupies a different space for her. Why is that? Why can I go a muerte on a climb, but want to call for a ride home after running a few blocks? What's the difference?

We may actually have a few answers.

Emily is a trainer here in Lander at Elemental Performance and Fitness. She's an NSCA-CPT, and if you're interested in working with her, you can reach her at emily@elementalgym.com 

I promise, she won't bullshit you.

You can find us at www.powercompanyclimbing.com

You can support the podcast at www.patreon.com/powercompanypodcast

Our new Process Journal can be found at http://www.powercompanyclimbing.com/process-journal/

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Episode 54: Feminism in Climbing with Shelma Jun

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Shelma Jun is an unapologetic force to be reckoned with, and she's put more thought than most of us into this feminist movement that is rocking the climbing world. To be honest, while I've put a ton of thought into it myself, much of it was in the form of denial. When that began to change, and I opened by eyes a little, I knew I had to have a conversation with Shelma. I'm extremely happy that she was willing to sit down with me and struggle through a tough, but important conversation.  

Some of you will agree. Some of you won't. That's ok. What's important is that we start the conversation, on many levels, and keep it going.  

I've fucked up many times. I'll fuck up more. That's about all that I'm sure of.  

That, and that I'll always make an effort to realize that I don't need to have all the answers.  

You can find Shelma at www.flashfoxy.com and at www.nevernotcollective.com

You can find us at www.powercompanyclimbing.com

Process Journals are out!  Go get one!  http://www.powercompanyclimbing.com/process-journal

Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/powercompanypodcast

We don't tweet. We scream like eagles.

 

Episode 53: Pride or Spray? with Kerry Scott

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In today's episode I sit down with Kerry Scott, an unassuming, but very badass young lady from North Carolina.  Besides coaching a youth team at Triangle Rock Club, Kerry is a crusher.  And she's not ashamed to "spray" a little.  And you all know that I'm definitely not afraid to spray, and I appreciate it when others buck the norm.  

I've spent time in North Carolina, and I know that the south and east in particular can sometimes be a place where you're encouraged not to "spray", and I think that is often unfortunate.  I agree that just puffing up to talk about yourself isn't helpful to anyone, but there is a fine line between spray and pride, and I think that Kerry did a beautiful job navigating that with the ascent of her first 14a, Proper Soul. We talk about why she put it out there, and what that's meant to her.  We also talk about her support system, and how important it is to have that.

Decide for yourself what's appropriate, but don't let others tell you not to be proud of yourself.

And damn it, tell the world about it if that's what you want to do.

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