Training Talk with Mike & Mark Anderson
When it comes to training, there are seemingly endless approaches for climbers to consider. We sat down with Mike & Mark Anderson, Trango athletes and the creators of the Rock Prodigy hangboards and Rock Prodigy training method, to discuss basics of training and how to build an effective training program. In this podcast you’ll learn tips for avoiding injury, training when you don’t have easy access to a gym, balancing a training program with your social life, and more.
More about Mike & Mark Anderson:
Mike has been climbing since the early ‘90s, and enjoys all aspects of the sport from bouldering to high-altitude mountaineering. Mike is known for establishing many standard-setting long free routes in Zion, Yosemite, and the Wind Rivers, and for a handful of painful slabby sport routes around the West. He loves teaching and coaching climbers, which led to co-authoring The Rock Climber’s Training Manual. Mike’s day job is teaching mechanical engineering in Colorado Springs, CO, where he lives with his wife and two sons.
Mark helped climbers improve for nearly two decades, and co-authored the Rock Climber’s Training Manual with his brother Mike. He has established more than twenty new 5.14s, and made the third ascent of Rifle’s Shadowboxing, 5.14d. He lives with his wife and two children in Evergreen, CO.