In this episode of the Training Cafe, Coach Eric Hörst discusses how to best reflect on your climbing season, and answers viewer questions on climbing training specifics, injury rehab, and more.

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0:10 – Introductory comments from home

1:10 – SIP COFFEE together — climbers around the world unite!

2:20 – Comments on training over the winter and the holidays

3:10 – End of season mindset and phases of the year

4:30 – Managing injuries, aches, and pains in time for the new year

5:50 – Assessing the past season of climbing in order to tailor your next training plan

9:00 – Practicing moderation and mindfulness over the holidays

11:00 – Your questions answered!

11:05 – What’s the ideal weight to height ratio for climbing?

19:45 – Volume versus max strength for longevity in climbing and connective tissue health

23:30 – How long should a power endurance training focus last within a larger program?

27:30 – Vertical versus overhanging terrain for training aerobic endurance

31:00 – Managing complications during rehab from A2 pulley injury

35:00 – Final comments and happy holidays!

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