The TrainingBeta Podcast | A Rock Climbing Podcast
About This Show
Hosted by Neely Quinn, The TrainingBeta Podcast is a regular conversation with rock climbing's best and brightest. Pro rock climbers, climbing trainers, and other insightful members of the climbing community offer their experiences with training for climbing, the best diet for climbing, and their personal stories with climbing. Whether you're a beginner climber or a seasoned pro, you'll learn something new from these conversations.
Most Recent Episode
TBP 068 :: Alex Stiger on How Coaching Kids Made Her Stronger
About Alex Stiger Alex Stiger is a good friend of mine and one of the most interesting people I know. She's been a mentor to me in climbing, riding horses (she was my trainer for a while), and chess (she taught me how to do tournaments). She's not only a V9 and 5.13 climber - she's also the highest rated female chess player in Colorado, a badass breakdancer, and a bona fide horse whisperer. She's a 27-year-old, 5'0" woman who discovered climbing 12 years ago. She's gone through her ups and downs with climbing, but has recently enjoyed consistent progress through training and nutrition. Alex Stiger Interview Details During her time as the head coach of the kids' climbing team at the Spot Gym in Boulder, Colorado, she's seen a lot of improvements in her own climbing. I wanted to ask her about how she coaches her kids, and how she's gotten so strong in the past couple years. What We Talked About How she trains her kids team How horsemanship and chess relate with coaching and climbing What makes a good kids' coach Should kids campus? How her climbing performance shot up Sending her first 5.13s How she lost weight and if it affected her climbing
Rated 5 out of
Not just training - Best climber interviews too
This podcast is interview-based with a focus on training, but is filled with fascinating information on the lives of adventure of professional climbers. This show is filled with world class guests. They share some deeply personal information about themselves and provide invaluable advice for other climbers.
The host is extremely well prepared. She asks relevant questions, specific questions that go deep. She channels her inner Terry Gross and asks hard questions, even uncomfortable ones, but in a way that doesn't seem too offensive. This makes a one hour interview fly by.
This podcast is for all climbers. Beginners who want to improve their training methods, advanced climbers who want to improve their mental game, and just anyone who is interested in the world of professional climbing athletes.
Date published: 2016-03-14