Training Café #57 – Benefits of “Crag Day” Training at the Climbing Gym


Coach Hörst discusses the benefits of a “crag day” approach to gym climbing in preparation for outdoor sport climbing season.

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RUNDOWN

0:45 – Sip coffee with coach Hörst – climbers around the world unite!

1:30 – Comments on wrapping up winter training season…and soon transitioning to outdoor climbing.

3:00 – Eric invites you to listen to his Training For Climbing podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, and elsewhere.

3:50 – MAIN TOPIC: The benefit of doing a few “Crag Days” at the climbing gym ahead of the beginning of your outdoor climbing season.

****** QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ******
15:45 – Thoughts on a hamstring muscle tear? Importance of posterior chain muscle strength.

19:15 – For long-term gains, is linear periodization or DUP a better approach?

21:39 – What’s the difference between ordinary collagen powder and Supercharged Collagen?

27:00 – How can I best training my calf muscles for knee barring?

29:00 – Question about the best time to take the REDUX supplement?

31:35 – Regarding the “interference” effect, what do you think about doing generalized aerobic training on the same day as climbing-specific strength training?

36:00 – Final thoughts.

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