Train to Send: Continuous Intensity Repetitions

by Jon Vickers / What are Continuous Intensity Repetitions (CIRs)? As outlined in “The Self Coached Climber,” Continuous Intensity Repetitions (CIRs) are another great routine to improve local endurance. It is not the same type of endurance associated with ARCing but instead is more commonly associated with stamina and work …

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Train to Send: ARCing at Momentum

by Jon Vickers / What is ARCing? ARCing (Aerobic Restoration and Capillarity) seems to be either loved or hated. Some claim it does nothing and others consider it a key part of their training regiment. Whether or not you believe in all of ARCing’s merits, it is undeniable that most …

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Train to Send: Volume Phase

by Jon Vickers / Train to Send: Phase 1 – Volume Building base fitness gradually prepares the body for more intense activity. In this case, you are preparing to train for the next several months before peaking for a summer trip or goal route. This base building phase acts as …

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Momentum’s Train to Send: Series Intro

by Jon Vickers / The Dreaded Plateau Remember when you learned to keep your arms straight or push with your legs? Maybe you learned to control your breathing, loosen your grip or just turn your hips and made a huge jump in climbing ability. You may have even jumped a …

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