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Ep. 87: Board Meetings | Principles vs. Prescriptions

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Todays episode is Part 5 in a 5 part series exploring the concept that "Common Sense Isn't Always Common Practice. 

Today we discuss Principles vs. Prescriptions. How do you know which is right for your situation? 

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. 

Ep. 86: Board Meetings | Training Where You Are vs. Where You Want To Be

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Todays episode is Part 4 in a 5 part series exploring the concept that "Common Sense Isn't Always Common Practice. 

Today we discuss Training Where You Are vs. Where You Want To Be. We all want to train like the pros... but should we? Is that even what got them there?

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. 

Ep. 85: Board Meetings | Generalization vs. Specialization

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Todays episode is Part 3 in a 5 part series exploring the concept that "Common Sense Isn't Always Common Practice. 

Today we discuss Generalization vs. Specialization. There is a time to grow your skill set, but it can also be appropriate to focus on one aspect of it. The differences can be subtle. 

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. 

Ep. 84: Board Meetings | Pyramids vs. Towers

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Todays episode is Part 2 in a 5 part series exploring the concept that "Common Sense Isn't Always Common Practice. 

Today we discuss Pyramids vs. Towers.  Should you be out there building up your base, or is it ok to jump to the next level? There's an argument... and a time... for both approaches. 

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. 

Ep. 83: Board Meetings | Quality vs. Quantity

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Todays episode is Part 1 in a 5 part series exploring the concept that "Common Sense Isn't Always Common Practice. 

Today we discuss Quality vs. Quantity. How much is too much? How can you focus on quality, and when should you? 

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. 

Ep. 82: Board Meetings | 3 Things We’ve Learned From Better Climbers with Guest Host Edwin Teran

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In Part 2, continued from yesterday's Episode 81, Edwin and I come up with our Top 3 List of things we've learned from climbing with better climbers. 

You can find Edwin Teran and his photography online at www.edwinteran.com 

Follow him on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/edwinteran/

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. 

Ep. 81: Learning from Better Climbers with Edwin Teran

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Climbing is unique in that we get to share the playing field with the best in the game. I can't think of a moment when you shouldn't use that to your advantage and pay close attention to what the better climbers at the crag are doing. Not just how they move (that too!), but how they structure their day, how long they rest, how they warmup, and what their attempts look like. 

So much to learn.

In this episode I sit down with my good friend Edwin Teran and talk about his unique position as a photographer and regular partner to many pro climbers. Edwin is an incredibly thoughtful climber, so he isn't going to let many learning opportunities slip by, and we dig into some of the best.

You can find Edwin online at www.edwinteran.com

You can follow Edwin on instagram at https://www.instagram.com/edwinteran

You can find us at www.powercompanyclimbing.com

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

New shirt designs now available at www.powercompanyclimbing.com/apparel

We don't tweet. We scream like eagles. 

Ep. 80: Assessments with Steve Maisch

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In this much requested episode, I sit down with Salt Lake climber and coach Steve Maisch to discuss assessments. Steve had some of the first assessments I remember seeing online, and we go into how he's added, subtracted, and refined those. We talk a little about Steve's own assessments, and an important thing that he overlooked in his own training.

Many of us coaches are loosely collecting data for these assessments, but how important is it all, really?

You can find Steve online at www.stevemaischtraining.com (if he ever gets his site back online)

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. 

Ep 79: Board Meetings | When To Say Take

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There are appropriate times to say "Take". There are also instances when saying it is only slowing your progress. In this episode, Nate and I sit down in Bozeman, Montana during our work at Spire Climbing Center to discuss a topic that many people don't realize that they don't fully understand. 

Don't forget to share the podcast with your friends, your enemies, and strangers on the street. They'll thank you, and so will we. 

We don't tweet. We scream like eagles. 

You can find us at www.powercompanyclimbing.com

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

New shirts are online! www.powercompanyclimbing.com/apparel

 

Ep 78: PSA | Don’t Believe The Hype

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With the amount of available information on training for climbing growing rapidly, it becomes increasingly harder to know what is worth keeping and what's trash.

I've been considering this type of episode for some time, but when I read a recent article from Climbing Magazine, I knew I had to do it. Among many uninformed statements in the article is one that states "a good way to build power is to try difficult moves when you're already tired."

Not only is this incorrect, but it's dangerous. 

I was all set to tear this article apart. Instead, I've decided to turn this into something positive, and make it a learning experience for all of us. Not everyone reading the article - or any article, post, book, whatever - can easily recognize which information is worth saving and what should be thrown out, so let's explore several ways that you can use common sense to recognize when to seek your information elsewhere. 

Don't Believe The Hype.

We don't tweet. We scream like eagles. 

You can find us at www.powercompanyclimbing.com

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