Steve Maisch Training
Photo: Firepit project. Taken by Jwoo.
With that said, it is not my belief that I am altruistically enlightening the climbing world for the climbing world's benefit. I have tons of workouts and various training programs I've designed for myself that have been collecting dust on my hard drive for years. As I compile all this stuff and put it up online I am forced to organize it and really think about what I was doing, why I was doing it and did it work. These are things I want to know and this format gets me to do that.
This site will not be an ideological endeavor preaching the right way to train for climbing. Rather it will be a pragmatic endeavor to add to the information set regarding training for rock climbing.
The purpose of this site is to add to the information we have on training for rock climbing. In my opinion training for climbing is wayyyy behind most other sports in the methods employed to generate improvement. People who climb up rocks are not physiologically different from people who ride bicycles, catch footballs or run a 100 meters in 9.58 seconds. So why should training principles be any different?
I am an economist by training, I have a PhD. from the University of Utah in economics. My inclination leans toward a more information is better mindset. More information allows for more informed decision making which tends (though not always) to lead to better decision making. My idea is that by providing some information on what I'm doing and why I'm doing it I can contribute to the overall data set.
The Shrimp Shrine. My humble facility.