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Ep. 116: Not So Reckless Abandon with Kyra Condie

12/11/2018
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This past October in Minneapolis I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with one of the most exciting comp climbers to watch - recent Pan American Combined Champion Kyra Condie. We talk about coming up in a very testosterone driven climbing culture - one that has shaped much of how Kyra climbs. We discuss her spinal fusion surgery and how that does - or does not - limit her. And of course we get into training for the Olympics, and Kyra's recent switch to full time climbing and...

Duration:00:57:34

Ep. 115: Climbing Past Mythology with Brittany Goris

12/4/2018
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We all create some sort of mythology around certain routes or grades - a mythology that often says "you don't belong on this route!" Todays guest, Brittany Goris, is no exception to that rule - except that she somehow pushes right through that mythology and sends those routes. I wanted to know how. I first learned of Brittany after she redpointed the Index testpiece "City Park", a 13c/d fingercrack with a rich history, and thus, mythology. One that she wasn't immune to, yet she pushed...

Duration:00:43:46

Ep. 114: Dealing with Climbing Injury with Esther Smith and Eva Lopez

11/15/2018
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In this episode I sit down with two high powered women, Eva Lopez and Esther Smith, to discuss how we deal with climbing injury. Not necessarily the details of how to rehab, but best practices for prevention, psychologically coping with, and getting back to climbing after these injuries. You can find Esther Smith at http://www.grassrootsphysicaltherapy.com/ You can find Eva Lopez at http://en-eva-lopez.blogspot.com/ Sign up for our workshops in Houston HERE Sign up for semi private...

Duration:01:23:15

Ep. 113: Board Meetings | Top 5 Redpoint Pitfalls featuring Dru Mack | Part 5

11/9/2018
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The final part of our 5 part series with Dru Mack, discussing the Top 5 Redpoint Pitfalls that we see climbers getting trapped in. To Recap: 5. Bad timing - getting into redpoint attempts too early or too late. 4. Getting stuck in bad beta. 3. Making the wrong links or letting links expire. 2. Spending too much time on one route or projecting in general. 1. Projecting in the wrong range. You can find Dru at www.instagram.com/drumack5 You can find us at...

Duration:00:20:17

Ep. 112: Board Meetings | Top 5 Redpoint Pitfalls featuring Dru Mack | Part 4

11/7/2018
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Part 3 of our 5 part series with Dru Mack, discussing the Top 5 Redpoint Pitfalls that we see climbers getting trapped in. You can find Dru at www.instagram.com/drumack5 You can find us at www.powercompanyclimbing.com You can support the podcast at www.patreon.com/powercompanypodcast We don't tweet. We scream like eagles.

Duration:00:21:05

Ep. 111: Board Meetings | Top 5 Redpoint Pitfalls featuring Dru Mack | Part 3

11/7/2018
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Part 3 of our 5 part series with Dru Mack, discussing the Top 5 Redpoint Pitfalls that we see climbers getting trapped in. You can find Dru at www.instagram.com/drumack5 You can find us at www.powercompanyclimbing.com You can support the podcast at www.patreon.com/powercompanypodcast We don't tweet. We scream like eagles.

Duration:00:19:03

Ep. 110: Board Meetings | Top 5 Redpoint Pitfalls featuring Dru Mack | Part 2

11/6/2018
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Part 2 of our 5 part series with Dru Mack, discussing the Top 5 Redpoint Pitfalls that we see climbers getting trapped in. You can find Dru at www.instagram.com/drumack5 You can find us at www.powercompanyclimbing.com You can support the podcast at www.patreon.com/powercompanypodcast We don't tweet. We scream like eagles.

Duration:00:20:36

Ep. 109: Board Meetings | Top 5 Redpoint Pitfalls featuring Dru Mack | Part 1

11/5/2018
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For today's Board Meeting, Nate and I sat down with Red River legend Dru Mack to discuss the top 5 most common pitfalls of redpointing. It's a complex process - one that we've all made our share of mistakes in. This conversation ended up being around 2.5 hours long, so I've decided to split it into 5 bite sized pieces over the next week. You can find Dru on the instagram at https://www.instagram.com/drumack5 You can find us at www.powercompanyclimbing.com We don't tweet. We scream like...

Duration:00:27:06

Ep. 108: Motor Learning with Trevor Ragan from Train Ugly

10/25/2018
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In this episode I sit down with Episode 64 alum Trevor Ragan. If you haven't listened to Ep 64 yet... go do that now. We'll wait. Trevor and I caught up after a TED X Talk he gave in Lander, to discuss the principles and theories behind motor learning. I quite selfishly gave him scenarios and examples using the drills we've created for our workshops and coaching, and asked how he might improve upon them based on the research behind motor learning. If you're a coach, this is a must listen...

Duration:01:24:10

Ep. 107: Climb Injury Free Pt. 2 | Strength and Movement with Dr. Jared Vagy

10/19/2018
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Technically, this is Part 2 and 3. If you haven't listened to Part 1, Episode 88, you should do that. In this episode I sit down with Jared at the CWA to discuss the 2nd and 3rd steps - strength and movement - in his Rock Rehab Pyramid - a system of preventing and rehabbing climbing injuries. You can find the book, Climb Injury Free, on Dr. Vagy's website HERE. You can find us at www.powercompanyclimbing.com You can support the podcast at www.patreon.com/powercompanypodcast We don't...

Duration:01:11:54

Ep. 106: Strength, Identity and Cancer with Joslynn Corredor

10/6/2018
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Joslynn Corredor is the definition of strength and courage. Not only is she a hard working strength trainer, but she’s made some of the toughest choices there are to make in the face of adversity. With an identity wrapped in being a strong bodied, athletic woman, Jos was diagnosed with the gene mutation BRCA1, meaning that the likelihood of developing breast cancer was high. This left her with what could have been an agonizing decision that threatened the identity she’d worked so hard to...

Duration:01:13:41

Ep. 105: Big Walls and Authenticity with Sasha DiGiulian

9/19/2018
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Fame and authenticity don’t always go hand in hand. We’d love to believe that in climbing they always do, but that just isn’t the case. As someone who makes their living in a very public way within the climbing industry, I’m hyper aware of my own authenticity, and I watch other public figures in our tiny sphere to see how they navigate. Because Sasha is at the top, I watch her closely. In this episode Sasha and I sit down in her house in Boulder, CO to discuss her recent trip to Alberta,...

Duration:01:18:37

Ep. 104: Board Meetings | A Product of Your Climbing Environment

9/14/2018
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In this episode Nate and I break from the Top 5 format to have a simple discussion about how climbers are products of our environment. You can find us at www.powercompanyclimbing.com You can support the podcast at www.patreon.com/powercompanypodcast We don't tweet. We scream like eagles.

Duration:01:02:19

Ep. 103: Return of The Mack with Dru Mack | The List

9/5/2018
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My good friend and Episode 16 guest Dru Mack stopped by during the International Climbers Festival in Lander to chat, and of course the conversation turned to climbing. He told me about a list that Jonathan Siegrist had created for him - a list that is a surefire way to make sure that Dru's development as a climber isn't lacking. I needed to know more, so I sat down with Dru, Nate, and our friend John Wesely to discuss the list, and the potential growth (and pitfalls) that might be...

Duration:01:16:23

Ep. 102: Q and A with Steve Bechtel, Neely Quinn, Dr. Tyler Nelson, Charlie Manganiello, and Kelly Drager

8/28/2018
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Today's episode is a question and answer session from our Performance Climbing Coach Seminar, recorded live in Columbia, MD. On our final day the participants asked questions of our presenters, including Steve Bechtel and Charlie Manganiello from Climb Strong, Neely Quinn from TrainingBeta, Tyler Nelson from Camp 4 Human Performance, and Kelly Drager from the Canadian Climbing Team. Our next seminar is happening October 10-12 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Use the code KRIS100 for $100...

Duration:00:53:10

Ep. 101: Board Meetings | Top 5 Ways Your Gym is Holding You Back

8/14/2018
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Don't get us wrong... we LOVE gyms. And if your only goal is to be as good as you can in your gym, then you can skip this episode. However, if you want to be prepared for the outdoors, then this episode will be important for you. Gyms are businesses and have to operate as such. They make prudent decisions that are beneficial for them as businesses, but aren't necesarily good for you as a rock climber. In this episode Nate and I discuss the Top 5 decisions that gyms make (often from...

Duration:01:19:49

Ep. 100: How to Weekend Warrior with Kris Hampton, Hosted by Nate Drolet

8/9/2018
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We're flipping the script for our 100th (!!!) episode. Nate takes over the host mic, and I do my best to let him lead the conversation. After being at the helm so many conversations, it's hard for me to relinquish that role. In this episode we talk about my years of Weekend Warrioring, and how to climb hard while also being dedicated to a career and family. We dig into how many hours of training it takes and how to make that happen. We also get into how the recent changes in my life and...

Duration:01:23:45

Ep. 99: Setting For the Future with Tonde Katiyo

8/1/2018
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I've heard Tonde Katiyo described as a ninja, a samurai, Buddha and Yoda, among other ethereal, higher level beings. Though Tonde is definitely a human, those descriptions aren't necessarily wrong. In conversation it's quickly evident that Tonde has put quite a bit of thought and care into his craft. He approaches it with both a pragmatism and creativity that often don't exist together. Partly because of this juxtaposition, many in the routesetting industry seem to look to Tonde for their...

Duration:01:07:39

Ep. 98: Diversity in Climbing with Brown Girls Climb Leaders Bethany Lebewitz, Monserrat Alvarez, and Sasha McGhee

7/24/2018
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These are three of the most dynamic women I've ever had the pleasure of having a conversation with. They've put their souls into their work. I went in prepared (and nervous) for a very serious discussion, but they so easily toggled between joking and focused that I was put completely at ease. Brown Girls Climb aims to promote and increase visibility of diversity in climbing by establishing a community of climbers of color, encouraging leadership opportunities for identified women climbers...

Duration:01:34:50

Ep. 97: Board Meetings | The Art of the 2nd Try Send

7/9/2018
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Sending a route 2nd try is NOT THE SAME as the 2nd Try Send. The difference isn't even subtle. It's a whole different animal. In this episode Nate and I discuss the What, Why, How, and When of the extremely valuable skill of the 2nd Try Send. Learn it. You'll be glad you did. You can find us at www.powercompanyclimbing.com You can support the podcast at www.patreon.com/powercompanypodcast You can sign up for our Movement Assessments at www.powercompanyclimbing.com/july-assessment

Duration:01:06:55