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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.

Feb 23, 2014

In this episode of The TrainingBeta Podcast, I chat with pro climber Carlo Traversi about his successes, failures, training, the pressures of being a sponsored climber, and confidence. We also talk about...

  • The interesting circumstances that really got him started climbing
  • What goes through his head at comps
  • Does the pressure of being a sponsored climber get to him?
  • How he deals with fear in climbing
  • The fine line between confidence and arrogance, and how that plays into his climbing
  • Whether or not he’s ever had a coach
  • His advice for how to get better at climbing without a coach
  • How he trains to compensate for being a shorter climber
  • A typical week of climbing for him
  • His answer to hangovers
  • His favorite drink :)