Training and performance podcasts by Eric Hörst, the internationally renowned author, researcher, climbing coach, and climber of 40 years. Monthly podcasts detail the latest training techniques to improve strength, power, endurance, as well as mental and technical skills. With his unique combination of veteran experience and knowledge of the cutting-edge research, Eric presents practical, effective guidelines to climb harder, reduce injury risk, and maximize the experience of moving over stone.
Eric is one of the world’s most knowledge climbing coaches and his eight books (and many foreign translations) have sold more than 300,000 copies worldwide. His latest book release is the 3rd edition of Training For Climbing. Learn more at: http://www.trainingforclimbing.com
#52 - 10 Tips for Pursuing Maximum Climbing Performance
Legendary climber, Wolfgang Gullich, famously said that "the brain is the most important muscle for climbing". Sure, strong fingers are important--but there are many strong-fingered climbers who never reach their potential. The pursuit of better climbing is ultimately an inward journey to gain mastery of the mind. Developing stronger "mental muscle" will enable you to achieve beyond your current imagination. Learn 10 powerful concepts that can potentially re-invent how you think and what you will achieve.
#51: Tips to Climb Your Best on Weekend Outings or a Roadtrip
You've been dreaming about your boulder project, dream route, or road trip. You've trained smart and hard. Your psych is high. You're ready to crush! So, how can you best transition from gym to outdoor climbing, and what can you do to perform your best on weekends outdoors or on a long trip? In this episode, Eric presents a series of powerful tips that you can take to the send bank! He also provides awareness of the potential to self-sabotage, something that even the most experienced climber can succumb to.
#50: Learn the 8 Super Powers of the Very Best Climbers
What are the distinct and rare character traits that make climbers like Tommy Caldwell, Alex Honnold, Margo Hayes, Adam Ondra, and Alex Megos--and others like them--the barrier-breaking and transcendent climbers that they are?
You might be thinking of things like "strong fingers", "low bodyfat, and "excellent sponsorship". Surely these are part of the equation, however, I believe the true Superpowers of these climbers are things you can't measure with a fitness test or financial summary.
#49: How To Improve Your Concentration and Focus
As physical as climbing is, it is even more mental. Being technically sound and physically strong isn't enough to navigate a high-ball boulder problem, hard redpoint, or scary big wall. Ultimately, you climb with your mind—your hands and feet are simply an extension of your thoughts and will.
In this podcast, Eric arms you with six powerful techniques for improving your concentration and maintaining focus in the stressful, painful, and fearful situations common to climbing. Listen. Apply. SEND!
#48; Strategies for Success Despite Hardship and Adversity
Climbers are drawn to the challenges and potential adversity of the steep. Great climbers embrace great challenges and almost certain adversity in achieving hard and rare accomplishments. This podcast will equip you with five powerful strategies to leverage in times of hardship and adversity, as you pursue big goals in climbing and beyond. And now in this era of COVID-19, there's potential adversity at every turn...so don't miss this powerful podcast--an instant classic in the genre of mental training!
#47 - Training Cafe: Energy System Training, "Max Hangs" Hangboard Training, and more!
These are crazy times we're living through with the COVID crisis. Most of us are self-quarantined..left to train on a home wall, hangboard, and whatever else we can kludge together. My personal initiative during the growing stay-at-home spell is doing twice-weekly livestream videos that I call "Training Café". In this podcast, I wanted to share with you part of Training Café episode #6...which includes several training Q & As and a dive into using Energy System Training concepts for effective training.