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A series dedicated to advancing training in all fields.
case: develop an engaging executive summary on training for traditional adventure climbing as the first product in a book series for individuals with interest in training. Combining the latest research on learning, mindfulness, fitness, and diet with on the ground testing, it starts climbers on path to expertise through mindfulness and deliberate practice.
The introductory page. Throughout the work, every effort was made to limit the number of words and clarify content through diagrams. The MTGC found a open market for first time trainers and a content niche by addressing the connection between deliberate practice, psychological optimization and training. Page length and costs were kept to a minimum through extremely simple design and dense but easily understandable writing.
A sample training plan. Training begins with practice. While the guide goes into detail about how to mindfully develop a personalized training plan based on well researched principles, it makes a strong case for action and immediately experiencing training as ground zero and the ultimate arbiter of value.
Training for climbing should start with climbing and end with climbing, but general fitness is a non-negotiable adjunct to climbing to prepare the body for the rigors and intensity of training. These exercises were chosen as the most alpine specific after rigerous field testing.