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Episode 65: Board Meetings | Five Minute Fingers

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It's been a while since Nate and I sat down and did one of these, so we figured we'd kick it back off with a shorty.  The interwebs are going crazy with Andrew Bisharats new miracle hangboard program, Five Minute Fingers, and we've gotten several messages asking for our opinion.  

Here it is.

You can find the original article at www.eveningsends.com/five-minute-fingers

You can find us at www.powercompanyclimbing.com

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Episode 64: Fixed vs. Growth Mindset with Trevor Ragan

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Growth Mindset has recently become a hot topic in the world of sports, and for good reason. Mindset, which can be greatly affected by the feedback you give or receive, is key to learning and performance. Trevor Ragan is one of the most well versed in the science of learning and how mindset affects it, and he's out there working with teams, coaches, teachers, and businesses to actually apply the science.

Trevor is the founder of Train Ugly, a group dedicated to sharing the science behind mindset, feedback, and the learning process, and how it relates to performance.  I highly suggest you visit Train Ugly online and spend time watching their excellent videos or reading their material.  It'll be time well spent.  

During our conversation, Trevor gave me a great list of resources where we can learn more about these topics.  If you buy through our links at www.powercompanyclimbing.com/blog/2017/11/6/episode-64-fixed-vs-growth-mindset-with-trevor-ragan-from-trainugly, we get a small percentage from Amazon (it doesn't raise your prices) to help support the podcast.

Find Trevor online at www.trainugly.com

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Episode 63: Belief and Partnership with Tommy Caldwell

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Tommy Caldwell needs no introduction to any of you. I thought I knew it all too, until I read his recent memoir, The Push. If you haven't read it, buy it HERE and read it NOW! I'm not sure exactly what I expected from the book, but I didn't expect Tommy to have looked so deeply into his own past and motivations in order to discover where his nearly maniacly focused drive comes from. Put simply, it blew me away.

Tommy stopped over to sit and chat with me in Lander about two of the topics that I felt permeate his climbing: Belief and Partnership. So often we don't believe we can do a route because of one move that we have trouble with. Imagine that there are dozens of those moves over more than 3,000 feet of climbing, and it takes you years to unlock them. Would you stick with it? Would you believe? And what kind of partnership is required to make that happen?

You can find Tommy online at www.tommycaldwell.com

You can find us at www.powercompanyclimbing.com

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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

We don't tweet.  We scream like eagles.  

 

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

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We don't tweet. We scream like eagles.  

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

Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/powercompanypodcast

 

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

We don't tweet.  We scream like eagles.  

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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