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Neely Quinn interviews pro rock climbers, climbing trainers, and other insightful members of the climbing community about how we can get a little better at rock climbing. Subjects include how to train for certain aspects of the sport, how to rehab injuries, the best diet for climbing, and personal stories about climbing.

Jun 22, 2015

About Steve Maisch


Steve Maisch is a local SLC strong man and renowned training guru. If you’ve ever run into Steve at the cliff, you know how humble and unassuming he is. Once he pulls onto the wall though, his immense power and strength speak for themselves. He makes very hard moves look easy. Clearly, his training works, and not only for himself. He's had awesome success training other people as a side project of his.

What We Talked About

  • How he went from climbing V10 to V13 using a 6-foot wall in his basement
  • What weight training is beneficial for climbers and why
  • How to train for bouldering as opposed to route climbing
  • Circuit training on a bouldering wall
  • The best way to train finger strength

Links We Mentioned

Steve's Training Program

This is the training program Steve laid out in the episode for your reference! A big thanks to Steve for putting this together. You'll have to listen to the episode for more details, but this is the basic structure. 

Four week block with emphasis on strength:




Four week block with emphasis on strength endurance:



Training Programs for You

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