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Episode 68: Board Meetings | I Wish I Knew Now What I Knew Then

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No, that isn't a typo. It would be amazing if we kept all our attributes forever, but the reality is that we lose things, we forget things, and we just stop doing some of the things that made us good to begin with. 

In this episode, Nate and I sit down to discuss the Top 3 things that we used to know and practice, and we wish we still adhered to.

Find us online at www.powercompanyclimbing.com

We don't tweet. We scream like eagles. 

Episode 67: The Work Behind The Body with Kelsey K. Sather

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In this episode I sit down for an important conversation with wordsmith Kelsey K. Sather.  We discuss her series of blog posts titled "The Work Behind the Body", a series of interviews with female outdoor athletes in Bozeman, Montana.  Kelsey delves into the details of Body Image, and that being a topic I don't know much about, I was both excited and nervous to struggle through the conversation.  

Thanks to the Bozeman community, and to Spire Climbing for allowing us to record this conversation live at their gym.  

You can find Kelsey online at www.kelseyksather.com 

You can find the Work Behind the Body series at http://kelseyksather.com/the-work-behind-the-body/

Read Kelsey's beautiful tribute to Inge Perkins at http://kelseyksather.com/journal/in-loving-memory-of-inge-perkins

You can find us at www.powercompanyclimbing.com

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Episode 66: Now What? with Dan John

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Last summer I started a list titled "Non Climbing (realistic) Dream Guests".  I only got as far as one name: Dan John.  I was planning to be in Salt Lake for the OR Trade Show, so I emailed Dan on the off chance that he'd do an in person conversation.  To my surprise he emailed back almost immediately, scheduled a call for the next day, and invited me to his house to workout and record the conversation. 

If you've taken even a cursory look into the field of Strength and Conditioning, you've seen the name Dan John repeatedly. He's often quoted by other coaches, including all of us here at Power Company Climbing, and his pragmatic approach to training is one that has resonated with me since I read his book, Easy Strength, co written with kettlebell guru Pavel Tsatsouline.

I went to his house to discuss his newest book, "Now What?", which asks and answers the important questions that coaches and athletes often forget to ask. After you've done your assessments, you've trained and met the standards, you've won or lost, or your season is over... Now What?  This book follows two other excellent books from Dan called "Intervention" and "Can You Go?", both of which should be required reading for coaches.

The wisdom that Dan shares concerning coaching and dealing with athletes is impossible to overvalue. While he's worked with Olympic and Professional athletes, he still makes time for an open workout in his simple garage gym at 9:30 every morning, where he both dispenses knowledge and learns from whoever shows up that day.  After a workout in Dan's gym, this style of what Dan calls "intentional community" is exactly how I plan to build my own home gym. 

You can find Dan at www.danjohn.net

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 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

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

 

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

Find us online at www.powercompanyclimbing.com

Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/powercompanypodcast

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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

Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/powercompanypodcast

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

Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/powercompanypodcast

 

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