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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.

Aug 6, 2014

Hooray!! I finally did an interview with my favorite climbing trainer, Kris Peters! He's been working on TrainingBeta with us since basically the beginning, so I've had plenty of time to get to know and love this guy. He's kind of intimidating on the outside (big muscles, beard, hardass trainer), but he's a playful teddy bear on the inside.

What I've noticed is that while he jokes a lot with his clients, he takes their workouts and progress VERY seriously, and puts his all into their success. He takes on a lot in life, between working with clients one-on-one, being a part of the training/coaching duo, Team of 2, with Justen Sjong, and keeping up with his own athletic goals. 

He's trained climbers of all abilities from all over the world, including Daniel Woods, Alex Johnson, Matt Segal, as well as people who just do this sport for the fun of it, and he's had amazing success with a lot of them. He also wrote our 6-Week Power Endurance Training Program, which has gotten a lot of positive feedback from climbers all over the world.

What We Talked About

  • His background as a trainer
  • How he approaches every individual climber as a client
  • 2 Case Studies: How he trained a 5.11- climber vs a V10 climber
  • His thoughts on cardio training (and whether or not he'd tell Daniel Woods to run as part of his training)
  • Who should be campusing and who should NOT
  • All about the new training subscription program he created for TrainingBeta (coming soon)

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Intro and outro song: Yesterday by Build Buildings 


Photo by Ian Civgin

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