Dec 15, 2021
Matt is a boulderer and a sport climber based out of Wyoming. He splits his time between training at home in Jackson and traveling to pursue his climbing goals around the world. Matt is also a coach at TrainingBeta and he’s been seeing clients from around the world since 2017. He’s currently taking new clients, so if you’d like to work with him, you can sign up here.
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In the episode, Coach Matt Pincus and I talk about rest. We’ve been getting a lot of questions from our clients who are scared to take off any time from climbing over the holidays for fear that they’ll lose all of the gains they’ve worked so hard for.
Matt describes 3 client scenarios with different circumstances and the guidance he gave about rest:
We give our own anecdotal stories about whether or not resting has hurt or helped us in the past, and we talk about professional climbers’ use of long and short rest periods.
We also discuss what the research says about how long it takes to actually lose strength and endurance during taper and off-season periods in other sports.
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Photo of Adam Peters on Make It A Double by Matt Pincus @mpincus87