Chalk Talk Climbing Podcast
About This Show
Chalk Talk is a climbing industry podcast. A place to find interesting and enlightening discussions with professionals in the rock climbing industry. In depth conversations with route setters, coaches, professional climbers, gym managers/owners and much more. Chalk Talk is the place to find inspiration and contemplation on the future of the climbing world and where to take your climbing to the next level.
Most Recent Episode
Ep. 65 w/ Kyle McFarland of White Pine Athletics Ep.65 w/ Kyle McFarland of White Pine Athletics
On why he started the company, what climbers are doing wrong, and the future of climbing training….
**As a special offer to the listeners of this podcast, White Pine Athletics is offering $25 off any of their training plans by entering the discount code “chalktalk” at checkout. Visit their website at www.whitepineathletics.com
**This episode is sponsored by Klimbz.com, a route management and gym member engagment platform that enables head routesetters and gym owners to manage setters, control route inventory, engage with gym members, run leauges, organize paperless comps, and more. Email info@Klimbz.com for more info!
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Kyle McFarland began White Pine Athletics out of frustration in the templative way that trainers were approaching their athletes. He believes that everyone is unique and his training plans need to reflect that in the way he approaches his clients. Kyle grew up climbing and competing in youth competitions. As he began to age out of the youth competitions, he took on coaching and routesetting. As his passion for helping athletes succeed grew, Kyle decided to persue it further. He studied kinesiology and became an American College of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer as well as a level 3 cycling coach.
The philosophy of White Pine Athletics is to focus on each individual as a completely different case than the last with differing needs, goals, recovery times, and strengths. His unique approach to climbing training offers a fresh, indepth, and clinical look into what’s missing in the realm of climbing training, and hopefully what we can do to move the sport and it’s athletes forward.
Show Notes for episode with Kyle McFarland:
* Kyle’s origin story (2:51)
* How climbing coaching and training has changed since he was a youth competitor (6:34)
* How youth coaching and bad workout templates led Kyle starting White Pine Athletics (8:50)
* The philosophy behind White Pine Ath