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minimalist training guide

MINIMALIST TRAINING GUIDE

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. 

MINIMALIST TRAINING GUIDE

 

A series dedicated to advancing training in all fields.

 

opportunity There are two important gaps in the training literature: 1. A lack of short introductory guides on how to start training for new practitioners and, 2. Simple, action oriented introductions to the interconnected nature of mindfulness, deliberate practice and effective training.

 

case develop an engaging executive summary on training for traditional adventure climbing as the first product in a book series for individuals beginning to train. Combining the latest research on learning, mindfulness, fitness, and diet with on the ground testing, it starts climbers on a path to expertise through mindfulness and deliberate practice.


approach The book started as a series of training plan prototypes each rigorously field tested and revised to improve the core recommendations. Based on hundreds of conversations with new and established climbers on their experience at the gym, in the mountains and how they thought about training. As the need for a concise guide emerged, every effort was made to limit the number of words and clarify content through diagrams, key idea call outs, and links to existing video for clarity and opportunity for immediate action.

 

outcome The MTGC (minimalist training guide for climbing) addresses an 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. MTGC will be published in July.