62 episodes

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

Eric Hörst's Training For Climbing Podcast Eric J. Hörst

    • Sports
    • 4.7 • 210 Ratings

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

    #62 - Managing Fear and Climbing Your Best - PART 1

    #62 - Managing Fear and Climbing Your Best - PART 1

    Nothing is more elemental to climbing than fear. Fear of falling, fear of getting hurt or dying, fear of failure, fear of embarrassment, and even the fear of the unknown affects us all from time to time. 

    The long-term goal is NOT to eliminate fear, but rather to become an expert fear manager....which is the focus of this (and the next) podcast. Listen in and learn how to assess your fears, manage risk, and take your climbing to the next level with a higher level of mental control.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    #61 - Slowing the Pump Clock

    #61 - Slowing the Pump Clock

    Training to get stronger is good. Learning to climb more efficiently so that you can get the most out of the strength and power you currently possess is SMART!

    So if you want to progress from good to great, then this podcast is for you! Learn 5 powerful strategies for climbing more efficiently, recovering more quickly, and leveling up your climbing.

    Venga! Allez! Auf Gehts! Come on!

    • 51 min
    #60 - How to Create "Low-Gravity Days"...and Climb Your Very Best!

    #60 - How to Create "Low-Gravity Days"...and Climb Your Very Best!

    Learn 8 things to "get right" in order to climb your very best...and to help create more of those wonderful low-gravity send days! In this podcast, Eric's details vital things you can do to prime your body in the days leading up to you weekend climbing. He also gives valuable game-day tips for optimizing your performance and recovery at the boulders and crags.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    #59: Back to Basics - Time-Tested Training That Works!

    #59: Back to Basics - Time-Tested Training That Works!

    There are myriad exercises, activities, and sports that climbers engage in with the belief it will elevate climbing performance. For the typical climber, however, most of the climbing-performance benefits come from just a handful of exercises and activities that they do.

    In this podcast, Eric discusses common training tangents, traps, and energy sinks, and he details 10 time-tested, back-to-basics exercises/activities that are central to effective training for climbing.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    #58 - The Secrets to Finger Strength...When It Counts!

    #58 - The Secrets to Finger Strength...When It Counts!

    Chances are...your fingers are already strong enough to climb the next grade. In this podcast, Eric details five ways to increase your apparent finger strength on the rock...and climb one grade harder!

    Whether you're an intermediate, advanced, or pro-level climber, you'll surely find a few of Eric's concepts and tips to be empowering...and just maybe provide you with the "secret" to breaking a plateau or sending your project.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    #57: A Simple System for Extreme Success!

    #57: A Simple System for Extreme Success!

    The beginning of a new year is a great time to think critically about your current situation…and trajectory. What are your short-term goals...and long-term destination? How will you get there?

    What does it take to achieve extreme success? What’s the #1 thing holding most people back from reaching their big life goals? Eric describes his formula for making steady daily progress. You can apply this conceptual model to accelerate progress in any endeavor. So what are you waiting for? Listen. Apply. Achi

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
210 Ratings

210 Ratings

Robvork ,

Most informative climbing podcast!

So helpful

Gary1056 ,

Worlds deadliest drinking game

Worlds deadliest drinking game...
Take a shot every time Coach Hörst talks about how long he’s been climbing or how good he is at coaching.

RRG Fitz ,

A serious climbers best friend!!

Eric Hörst provides the greatest base of cutting edge and in-depth knowledge on the science of climbing. If you are serious about improving your overall game in climbing, this is the greatest podcast on the planet!! Trust me, I’ve searched.

Thanks Eric and keep up the great work!

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