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Board Meetings | Granny Shot: Do You Follow the Crowd?

In this episode Nate and I have a discussion inspired by Episode 3 of Revisionist History from Malcolm Gladwell titled The Big Man Can't Shoot. Malcolm discusses Granovetter's theory of the Threshold Model of Collective Behavior through the lens of shooting free throws.

We work through it in terms of climbing. 

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Board Meetings | Top 5 Ways to Salvage a Season

This episode was recorded in Summer of 2018, but got lost in the archives. Now that climbing areas are beginning to open again, it seemed like a good time to resurrect it. 

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Listener Question | Projecting, Tactics, and Training for Climbing After 40

In this episode I try to answer a few great but not easy questions from our listeners. 

When do you keep grinding on a project vs. taking a step back and training for it?

What are the differences of training in your 40's vs. your 20's and 30's? 

If 2nd Try Sends can help your longterm projects, can longterm projecting help you send faster?

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Lockdown | Motivated or Not with Special Guests

So many people right now are struggling with motivation right now. Rather than give only my advice, I sought out the opinions of past and future guests including Sam Elias, Eva Lopez, Jonathan Siegriest, and many others. 

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Board Meetings | The Art of Learning Climbing

In this episode Nate and I breakdown the lessons we learned from listening to Episode 412 of the Tim Ferriss podcast with guest Josh Waitzkin.  Josh is the author of The Art of Learning, one of our favorite books, and has a great approach to the learning process. On Tim's podcast, Josh essentially asks the question "What holes do we have in our mental models for learning?" from the perspective of his new hobby. We try to apply the same questions and perspectives to climbing. 

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Listener Question | How to Know When to Get Better vs. Get Stronger?

We're switching things up and answering some of the good questions our community has for us. First up is a really great question that we should all be asking ourselves pretty much constantly - How do I know when to focus on getting better vs. getting stronger? 

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Board Meetings | Why Bouldering May Not Help Your Sport Climbing

It's a widely held belief - and rightfully so - that bouldering will help your sport climbing. But does it always work out that way? If not, why not? 

In this episode I sit down with Nate in Houston to discuss the mistakes that sport climbers make in using bouldering as training. 

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Board Meetings | Popular Climbing Trends We Like

Let's be clear - not every trend is a good one. In this episode, Nate and I sit down in Houston to discuss the trends we've seen recently that we are glad to see becoming popular. 

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Board Meetings | Why Am I Still Getting Pumped?

Literally every season, as soon as people are able to get outside, I get the same message. Dozens of times.

"Why am I still getting pumped? The training didn't work! I wasted all that time!!"

While I can almost understand the gut reaction when you've built up the expectations, I can't sympathize. You should know better. Now you will. 

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Matt Fultz | A New Breed

Episode 160 | 

It used to be that training for climbing was out in the open. Wolfgang trained for the hardest route in the world. John Bachar and the Stonemasters turned Camp 4 into a training gym. Tony Yaniro made no secrets about how hard he trained.

Then sometime in the 90’s it became cool to NOT train. I’m not sure exactly when that was, but by the time I was climbing in the late 90’s there was a fairly large faction of climbers who were disgusted by the fact that some people chose to train.

Recently the tides have changed, and Matt Fultz is one of the pro climbers who has led that charge. He’s not at all shy about his training habit - even going beyond the extremely climbing specific training that most pros will allow to be seen. What I didn’t expect was how much thought and deliberation Matt has put into his training. It kind of blew me away.

A new breed of boulderer, Matt’s training shows up for him in big ways. A glance at his 8a scorecard shows nearly 500 double digit boulders up to V15/16. That’s no accident.

In this episode Matt and I sit down a week before his annihilation of the Hueco Rock Rodeo (video below) for a wide ranging discussion on training, grades, weight loss, and more.

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Watch Matt rampage at the Hueco Rock Rodeo at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0odpC6_wcY

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