In these two short EPIC-TV videos, Alex provides some insight into his current training and recent finger injury. Alex is, of course, one of the world’s strongest climbers and, as a friend of Training4Climbing, Alex’s climbing achievements and training are always of interest…and a source of awe!
Listen in and you’ll hear how nice and well-rounded Alex’s training program is. Yes, he does train every day, but he does not climb or train in a climbing-specific way every day—some of his weekly training days involve antagonist exercises and running for generalized conditioning and muscular balance. It’s not surprising that Alex has such a smart training program design, knowing that his trainers are Dicki Korb and Patrick Matros, the esteemed authors of the best-selling Gimme Kraft book!
PART 2: This portion of the interview reflects on Alex’s limited, but remarkable, experience at trad climbing. You’ll enjoy hearing Alex’s humorous description of his flash ascent of The Path (5.14a/8b+) an R-rated gear route in Canada!