Fitness


Circuit Training

BRC trainers have developed a training circuit incorporating Tru Blue auotobelays.  Check out this video on how to better train for your climbing objectives.


CWall Level 1 Test Day Results! 3/2/12

Hey there,    Here are the results from Monday’s Level 1 Test Day. Remember to reference the heart rate monitor sign out sheet with the results.


Coach CWall Episode 2: Shortcuts to Thinking

3/28/12 This has been a great week for training at the BRC, even though Spring Break is in session. Sean, our trusty coaching and training intern has been hard at work coming up with class designs and teaching all of … Continue reading


X-Cardio for the Mountains: Week 8

3/21/12 Hey there,    One week until test week, and I wanted to make sure that everyone was going to be ready with a class that would be harder than test day. We’ve started introducing deadlifts and assisted pull-ups to … Continue reading


Max Heart Rate Test: Not for the Faint of Heart!

Hey there,   I would like to start off by stating something: —-WARNING!—-ATTENTION!—-HEADS UP!!!!!—- This is exercise. Exercise, much like leaving your bed in the morning is NOT SAFE! Please take responsibility for your well being and think before you act. … Continue reading


Enter the Vlog!

3/8/12 It’s done! Episode 1 of Coach CWall’s weekly video blog (vlog). This episode is more of an introduction to what the general plan is for the future.  Please subscribe to my channel on YouTube (coachcwall) and follow me on … Continue reading


CWall: SPC – Coordinated Climbing Strength

3/6/12 Hey all,    After 4 weeks of prep work with our SPC: Finger & Upper Body Power, we have kicked off week #1 of Coordinated Climbing Strength! Archer Rows, Turkish Situps, Overhead Squats, Assisted One Arms on a 1cm … Continue reading


Level 1: Test Day!

3/5/12 Oh my god. Another test day. But I am happy to say that everyone killed it today! Devna was a champion after her 10 day vacation, and Chris V. got to sport his new found (and much more accurate) … Continue reading


X-Cardio for the Mountains: Test Day

Hey there,    Today’s blog is all about results from Test Day for X-Cardio for the Mountains. We are comparing the results from the Tuesday and Wednesday classes (Feb. 7th , 28th, and 29th). Don’t forget to look at the … Continue reading


X-Cardio for the Mountains: Week #4

2/21/12 Test Day is next week! Be prepared! Hydrate! Don’t hit the burrito bar 20 minutes before class! Big change today. The jumprope row didn’t get any breaks. They had to switch between speed rope, lateral hops, and high knees … Continue reading


CWall Level 1: Week #7

2/20/12 Hey there,    Two weeks until Test Day! That means we are ramping things up. We’ve dropped from 15 sets per round down to 12 so we have room for a Mystery Event during the 4th quarter.    There were … Continue reading


CWall Level 2: Week #6

2/17/12 Hey there,    Level 2. More like Level 3. Ruthless. We brought back some classics as well as introduced what will hopefully become one. The alternating kettlebell clean is harder than it looks and takes a lot of timing … Continue reading


X-Cardio for the Mountains: Week #3 & 4

2/14 and 2/15, 2012 Hey there,    Rough. Both classes. Rough. Especially today’s noon class. Damn. 12 people. All motivated by a single goal. . .               12 x 93% = Margarita The two … Continue reading


CWall Level 2 Test Day #2: 2/9/12

Hey there,    Here we have our first comparative Test Days! The only thing that we will be comparing for these two is the very end of class: Peaks and Valleys. Hopefully everyone has more even and frequent peaks!Check it … Continue reading


CWall X-Cardio for the Mountains: Week #2

Hey there,    Here we are already on week #2. Our first workout post Test Day was a very high volume skill building day. We’ve started to incorporate more upper body strength work for the rock and ice climbers, as … Continue reading


X-Cardio for the Mountains: Test Day 2/7/12

Hey there,    Test day for the evening class. Sweet, and a little sour. Remember to cross reference your HR monitor sign out sheet with the results. What we are looking for here is: a) total time spent in the … Continue reading