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Episode 52: Common Climbing Injuries with Allison Stowers

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In this episode Nate and I sit down with Allison Stowers, a Chattanooga climber and physical therapist. We discuss the climber injuries that Allison most often sees in her clinic... shoulders and hip region injuries.  How to self diagnose, when you should see a doctor,  what to do about it, and most important, how to prevent it.  

You can find Allison at www.chattclimberpt.com or at www.peakfitnessandpt.com 

For the links and videos that we talk about in this episode, visit www.powercompanyclimbing.com 

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Episode 51: Finger Health with Dr. Lisa Erickson

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Fingers are pretty important to us.  At some point, all of us will have a tweak, twinge, or injury, and we'll need to know how to deal with that.  In this episode I sit down with Dr. Lisa Erickson, and we dive deep into the methods behind dealing with finger injuries.  We talk taping, acupressure rings, voodoo floss, ultrasound, self diagnosis, and more.  

You can find Lisa's products and her book Climbing Injuries Solved, at www.climbinginjuriessolved.com.

If you would like to see her or reach out to her about an injury you have, go to www.lifesportchiro.com

You can find us at www.powercompanyclimbing.com

This week the patrons get Lisa's top tips to avoid injury.  Become a patron of the podcast for as little as $1 per month at www.patreon.com/powercompanypodcast.  

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Episode 50: A Coaching Masterclass with Lantien Chu

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Lantien Chu is a smiling fountain of wisdom.  She's also coach of the Lander Tigers high school swim team, which has won 21 consecutive state titles.  Most important, she's an exceptional human.  

Wait... 21 consecutive state titles?  Yes, and the team does it without ever cutting a swimmer, including some who can't swim when they join the team.  

That seems like a lot of pressure to endure, year after year, particularly if you're a 16 or 17 year old student.  I needed to know how she coached her team, how her team responds, and if any of those lessons could be applicable to climbing.  

Turns out they all are.  They're also applicable to being an exceptional human.  

You can find us at www.powercompanyclimbing.com

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Come see us at the Midwest Training for Climbing Conference this August 17-19th in Milwaukee.  More at www.midwesttcc.com  

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Episode 49: A Better Strip of Wood with Tension Climbing

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Tension Climbing makes wood climbing holds.  Why wood?  That's exactly what I wanted to know.  I've long known that I'm a fan of climbing on wood, and I have my reasons, but I've never put even remotely close to as much thought into it as the guys at Tension have.  

I sat down with Will Anglin and Ben Spannuth to discuss their products, the reason behind their shapes, what their favorites are, and more.  They just released two new hangboards... The Grindstone and The Grindstone Pro.  If you're in the market, you want one (or both) of these.  Trust me.  We go in depth on these two boards, their brilliant travel/warmup board, The Flash Board, their campus rungs, and even touch on their upcoming Tension Board.  I had to stop Will from saying too much... he's just so excited.  

Tension is giving you guys a discount!  15% off of any regularly priced item in their shop.  Simply use the code powercompany at checkout.   

You can find them at www.tensionclimbing.com.

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

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Episode 48: World Cup Pressure Part 3 with Angie Payne

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CLICK HERE TO SEE ANGIE'S PHOTOS FOR THIS EPISODE.  Each episode has it's own Photo Gallery, thanks to Angie Payne.  This is episode 3 of 3.  

Pressure.  No matter if it's a comp, a project outdoors, self inflicted or external, we all feel it.  In these 3 episodes I sit down with good friend Angie Payne and discuss the pressure cooker situation of a World Cup comp.  A few weeks ago Angie and I attended the Vail World Cup, and while I ambushed competitors with my microphone, Angie, a former competitor, captured in photos the emotions that this sort of intense pressure creates.  Then we sat down and discussed it all.  Her photos, the comments from competitors, and our own experience.  We talk with Alex Puccio, Shauna Coxsey, Janja Garnbret, Jan Hojer, and more, and not only can you hear their take on it, but you can SEE their emotion in the photos for each episode.  

You can find more of Angie's photos at www.angiepayne.com

You can find us online at www.powercompanyclimbing.com

You can become a patron of the podcast, and get access to the all new We Scream Like Eagles podcast at www.patreon.com/powercompanypodcast.

Episode 47: World Cup Pressure Part 2 with Angie Payne

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CLICK HERE TO SEE ANGIE'S PHOTOS FOR THIS EPISODE.  Each episode has it's own Photo Gallery, thanks to Angie Payne.  This is episode 2 of 3.  

Pressure.  No matter if it's a comp, a project outdoors, self inflicted or external, we all feel it.  In these 3 episodes I sit down with good friend Angie Payne and discuss the pressure cooker situation of a World Cup comp.  A few weeks ago Angie and I attended the Vail World Cup, and while I ambushed competitors with my microphone, Angie, a former competitor, captured in photos the emotions that this sort of intense pressure creates.  Then we sat down and discussed it all.  Her photos, the comments from competitors, and our own experience.  We talk with Alex Puccio, Shauna Coxsey, Janja Garnbret, Jan Hojer, and more, and not only can you hear their take on it, but you can SEE their emotion in the photos for each episode.  

You can find more of Angie's photos at www.angiepayne.com

You can find us online at www.powercompanyclimbing.com

You can become a patron of the podcast, and get access to the all new We Scream Like Eagles podcast at www.patreon.com/powercompanypodcast.

Episode 46: World Cup Pressure Part 1 with Angie Payne

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CLICK HERE TO SEE ANGIE'S PHOTOS FOR THIS EPISODE.  Each episode has it's own Photo Gallery, thanks to Angie Payne.  This is episode 1 of 3.  

Pressure.  No matter if it's a comp, a project outdoors, self inflicted or external, we all feel it.  In these 3 episodes I sit down with good friend Angie Payne and discuss the pressure cooker situation of a World Cup comp.  A few weeks ago Angie and I attended the Vail World Cup, and while I ambushed competitors with my microphone, Angie, a former competitor, captured in photos the emotions that this sort of intense pressure creates.  Then we sat down and discussed it all.  Her photos, the comments from competitors, and our own experience.  We talk with Alex Puccio, Shauna Coxsey, Janja Garnbret, Jan Hojer, and more, and not only can you hear their take on it, but you can SEE their emotion in the photos for each episode.  

You can find more of Angie's photos at www.angiepayne.com

You can find us online at www.powercompanyclimbing.com

You can become a patron of the podcast, and get access to the all new We Scream Like Eagles podcast at www.patreon.com/powercompanypodcast.

Episode 45: Aggressive Creativity with Jason Kehl

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We all like to call climbing an art form, but very few of us take it to the high degree that Jason Kehl does.  From his haircut to his hold lines, his videos to his gym designs, Jason is anything but conventional, and that's exactly why he's so compelling.  I needed to know what fueled his creativity, wanted to dig into his process, and secretly just had to see his home wall.   He's been incredibly successful at rolling all of his interests into one brand... something I've tried hard to emulate, and I appreciate how through it all he's kept true to himself, his vision, and his integrity.  That's not an easy task.

Find Jason online at www.cryptochild.com

You can find us at www.powercompanyclimbing.com

You can support the podcast, and get the new We Scream Like Eagles podcast at www.patreon.com/powercompanypodcast

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Episode 44: Board Meetings | Top 2 Plateau Breakers

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The gang's all here, again!  Our 2nd OFFICIAL full team meeting.  Episode 33, Our Top 2 Sources of Information, was the first.  If you haven't listened to that one... GO DO IT.  

In this episode, Paul, Blake, Nate and I discuss the top 2 ways we break through plateaus.  Whether it's mental or physical, unless you're a mutant, you've gotten stuck.  That upward trajectory has slowed to a grinding halt, and you don't know what to do.  Well, we have some advice.  

BIG NEWS!  The Patron only podcast, "We Scream Like Eagles" is now alive!  For as little as $1 per month, you can get an extra episode or two every 4 weeks.  We like to talk.  You like to listen.  It's a match made in podcast heaven.  Find out more at www.patreon.com/powercompanypodcast

You can train with any of us at www.powercompanyclimbing.com

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Episode 43: Jonah Durham is a Not So Average Joe

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Jonah Durham has been very aptly described as "the sweetest kid ever".  You could also call him a crusher.  Either way, nobody that has spent time with Jonah will argue.  

During my recent 9 month roadtrip I ran into Jonah in several climbing areas.  We recorded a conversation while in Hueco Tanks this winter after I noticed an interesting contrast of sorts in Jonah's climbing.  A few weeks ago in Lander, Jonah sat down with me again for an update on how his own, much longer trip is going, and to discuss exactly what it is that makes him a Not So Average Joe.  

The music you hear in this episode is from the album "The World Is Ours" by our friend Ill Poetic.  "The World Is Ours" is celebrating it's 10 year anniversary this week.  You can hear it and more of Ill Poetic's newer releases at www.illpoetic.com 

We recently released the first episode of the brand new "We Scream Like Eagles" podcast that is available to all of our patrons.  You can become a patron and help support the podcast at www.patreon.com/powercompanypodcast 

You can find us at www.powercompanyclimbing.com.  

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