The Power Company Podcast

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Blake Cason, MS | Wellness and Habits for Climbing Performance

Climbing has never been a purely physical pursuit. Even if that is the initial draw, climbing has a way of pulling your mental and emotional states in, utilizing and amplifying them, and ultimately, if you arrive with awareness, helping you understand those states better. All while we get to try as absolutely hard as we want to. Beautiful.

In this episode I get the opportunity to sit down with Blake Cason and discuss the intersection of our climbing and the rest of our lives, and how our habits and lifestyle off the wall can affect our performance on the wall.

Blake is a climber and great conversationalist who holds a Master’s degree in Health Behavior and Education, is founder of Pivot Wellness, where she is available for Integrative Wellness and Life Coaching, and an expert in habit setting.

Blake is also one of the founders of ClimbWell, a retreat dedicated to the intersection of rock climbing, wellness, and intentional life design. Their latest retreat offering (in RIFLE!!) is open for registration, and you can use the code POWER10 for 10% off!

Learn more about ClimbWell at https://www.climbwell.co/retreat-rifle

Apply for a ClimbWell Scholarship at https://www.climbwell.co/retreat-scholarship-application

Find Blake at Pivot Wellness at https://startyourpivot.com/

Find Blake on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/pivot.wellness

Sign up for Power Company Climbing Academy updates at https://powercompanyclimbingacademy.teachable.com/

Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/powercompanypodcast

We don't tweet. We scream like eagles. 

What When How to Train | Sport Climbing in the New River Gorge

Nate and I are joined by NRG local Jeremy Rush to discuss the ins and outs of preparing for a trip to what might just be the best sport climbing area in the country - the New River Gorge. 

You can find the most up to date access info at NRAC here: https://www.newriverclimbing.net/

You can find the amazing folks of Water Stone Outdoors here: https://waterstoneoutdoors.com/

Learn more about training for the NRG at https://www.powercompanyclimbing.com/blog/wwhtt-newriver

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

We don't tweet. We scream like eagles. 

MC Pete Woods | World Cup Commentating

Our guest today is THE Canadian event MC - Pete Woods. He's a coach, long time MC of comps in Canada, and recently made his broadcast debut with the IFSC for the Salt Lake World Cups alongside Meagan Martin.

You can find Pete on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/mcpetewoods/

You can read the article Pete mentions from Gripped at https://gripped.com/indoor-climbing/pete-woods-climber-commentator-and-master-of-ceremonies/

You can see his follow up with Plastic Weekly at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=catpFoHBOWI

You can find his podcast Beyond The Walls on Apple Podcasts at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beyond-the-walls/id1512685976

and on Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/show/24UYaxBannrDeMM3Un865k

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You can find us at www.powercompanyclimbing.com

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

Learn more about Plug Tone Audio at www.powercompanyclimbing.com/plugtone

We don't tweet. We scream like eagles. 

When to Walk Away | Strategic Quitting

BONUS EPISODE!

This is a patron episode, released into the wild because we wanted to share and give you a taste of the extras we deliver to the patrons.

You can become a patron at www.patreon.com/powercompanypodcast

You can find Nate's blogpost on this topic at https://www.powercompanyclimbing.com/blog/walk-away

We don't tweet. We scream like eagles. 

What When How to Train | Red River Gorge Sport Climbing

Nate and I have decided to bring you a new series, digging into the details of what, when, and how to train for some of the most popular climbing destinations in the US and beyond. For our first episode of the series, it only makes sense to start with the Red River Gorge. 

You can learn more at https://www.powercompanyclimbing.com/blog/wwhtt-redriver

You can find us at www.powercompanyclimbing.com

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

Find more great climbing shows from Plug Tone Audio at www.powercompanyclimbing.com/plugtone

We don't tweet. We scream like eagles. 

Where to Start Training | Steve Bechtel, Neely Quinn, Charlie Manganiello, Matt Pincus LIVE from ICF25

Todays episode is a panel recorded live at the International Climbers Festival a few summers ago in Lander, Wyoming, featuring Steve Bechtel and Charlie Manganiello from Climb Strong and Neely Quinn and Matt Pincus from TrainingBeta.

You can find tickets for this years ICF at www.climbersfestival.org

You can fill out the Economic Impact Study at https://eku.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bI6rkRtWbzODmdL

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. 

Afterword, Acknowledgements and a Bonus Chat with Brendan Leonard

Thanks for sticking through this with us and for supporting this thing. As a bonus, today I sit down with Hard Truth illustrator Brendan Leonard to talk about his perspectives and why this collaboration worked so well. 

You can find Brendan online at www.semi-rad.com

You can find him on Instagram at www.instagram.com/semi_rad

You can find The Hard Truth at www.powercompanyclimbing.com/the-hard-truth

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

We don't tweet. We scream like eagles. 

Plug Tone Audio is at www.powercompanyclimbing.com/plugtone

and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/plugtoneaudio

 

Goals Not Met | Freedom and Transworld Depravity with Lee Smith

Lee Smith has taught more people the importance of dedication than he can possibly know. In this episode, the only one that I actually assigned to someone, I get to sit down with Lee to debrief about one of my proudest sends as well as one his hardest fought - and still fighting - battles.

You can find Lee on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/mementovivere13

You can find The Hard Truth at www.powercompanyclimbing.com/the-hard-truth

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

We don't tweet. We scream like eagles. 

Climb Better Faster | The Often Missing Piece with Mario Stanley

Today we talk with Mario Stanley from the Sends and Suffers Podcast about the one piece that is often missing - bigger goals and bigger efforts. 

You can find Mario online at www.mariostanley.com

You can find him on Instagram at www.instagram.com/mariorstan

You can find Sends and Suffers at www.instagram.com/sendsandsuffers

You can find The Hard Truth at www.powercompanyclimbing.com/the-hard-truth

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

We don't tweet. We scream like eagles. 

Selective Learning | The Short-Sighted Approach with Paul Corsaro

Coach Paul Corsaro joins us to discuss a trap that pretty much every one of us will eventually (or regularly) fall into: confirmation bias. Do you look for ways to prove your hypothesis, or do you seek out the reasons it might be false?

You can find Paul on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/cruxconditioning

If you're in the Chattanooga area, check out his gym at www.cruxconditioning.com

You can find The Hard Truth at www.powercompanyclimbing.com/the-hard-truth

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

We don't tweet. We scream like eagles. 

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