Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

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.

Jul 29, 2015

Date: July 29th, 2015

Climbing Magazine HUGE Sale!

Climbing Magazine, one of the best media outlets for climbing news, training info, and climbing porn (let's be real here), is giving you, my dear listeners, a year subscription to the magazine for $10. Yes, only $10, which is 83% off the normal price. Holy cats.

==>> Get The Discount

About Adam Macke

Adam Macke (pronounced "Mackey") is a climbing trainer out of Chattanooga, TN. He works with people out of High Point Climbing and Fitness, which is a pretty new gym downtown. Adam has been personal training people since the early 2000's, and uses weight training and Muscle Activation Technique (MAT) to unlock climbers' potential. He's also a climber of 8 years himself.

His methods with people in training for climbing are quite different than other trainers, so our conversation was pretty interesting and out of the box.

To find out more about him, go to

What We Talked About

  • How he differs from other climbing trainers
  • What MAT is and how it's helped climbers
  • Why fingerboarding isn't the best way to train finger strength
  • And what to do instead
  • Why campusing isn't the best way to gain power
  • And what to do instead

Links We Mentioned

Training Programs for You

Please Review The Podcast on iTunes!

  • Link to the TrainingBeta Podcast on iTunes is HERE.
  • Please give the podcast an honest review on iTunes here to help the show reach more curious climbers around the world ;)

Photo Credit

Photo of Adam Macke by Corey Wentz at Thank you, Corey!

Thanks for listening!