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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.

Apr 28, 2021

Females in Climbing 

In this episode I talk with Coach Alex Stiger about how females can train more efficiently and effectively using their menstrual cycle as a guide.

Alex Stiger is a dedicated climber who lives in Longmont, Colorado. She’s sent up to 5.13d and is an avid boulderer. She improved her climbing very quickly using efficient training. She is a Certified Personal Trainer, Sports Performance Coach, TRX certified, and she’s completed Stacy Sims’ Women Are Not Small Men course.

In this episode we talk all about the specific needs of females in training for climbing. We cover topics like what to expect during certain weeks of your cycle, how to train during each of them, and why Alex (and so many females) was in denial about women needing to train differently than men for so long.


FREE Women’s Train Smarter Challenge Starts Next Week 

On Monday, May 3rd, 2021 through Friday the 7th, Alex will be hosting a challenge for females that will help you learn how to train for your body’s specific needs. It’s completely free, and even if you can’t make the live calls we’ll send the recordings out to you.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1: Tracking your period + How to plan your week
  • Day 2: Myths about Women’s Strengths and Weaknesses + Workout
  • Day 3: Female mindset – how hormones affect our performance mindset + tools to still perform our best
  • Day 4: How (and when) Women Should Strength Train + Workout
  • Day 5: How to use goals to create a map for success

To learn more about the event and to sign up absolutely FREE, click the button below.


Alex Stiger Interview Details

  • Why we can’t train like small men
  • How changes in our hormones throughout the month can guide our training
  • Being in denial about being a woman in sport
  • How we can do better as women and as coaches
  • How everything she knew about her menstrual cycle was in hindsight before
  • Myths she’s held as a woman
  • Fear and pain sensitivity the week before period

Alex Stiger Interview Links