Modus Cafe: Conversations Beyond Climbing

Modus Cafe: Conversations Beyond Climbing

Hosted by: Mercedes Pollmeier & Katja Dove

Welcome to Modus Cafe. Join us for fun, light-hearted, and educational conversations around training, athletic longevity, and the human side of climbing. Hosted by Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach, Mercedes...

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17. My Climbing Transformation | Katja's Story

Modus Coach Katja shares how she went from wanting to break into V6 to sending many V6's and climbing V7's in about 12 weeks working with Mercedes in her program, Modus Performance Training. She'll share some of how...
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16. Two Opportunities To Recover For Climbing

In this podcast, we got a little personal and talked briefly about what it was like living in Germany, and recent travels Mercedes did. Then, we dove into the two best opportunities for recovery, so that you can climb...
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15. Effective Warm-Ups For Specific Climbing Sessions

Warming up is more than just increasing blood flow to your muscles. We cover some lesser-known topics and reasons for warming up. We even go into how to change the warm-up based on the session type, for example,...
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14. Strength Training For Every BODY | How To Tailor Strength Training To Your Needs

In this podcast, we talk about the importance of strength training for climbers, and cover in-depth the 5 fundamental movement patterns that you should focus on as a climber and human. We talk about where to start...
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13. Benefits Of Strength Training

At Modus, we LOVE strength training, and we program it for all of our clients and members. To explain further why we do this, we decided to do a series on the importance of strength training. In this podcast, we...
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12. Resting Tactics On The Wall For Sport Climbing

Learn how to optimize your resting tactics and skills to stay on the wall longer. Resting on the wall is a skill; we cover the best way to start practicing this. For example, relaxing certain body parts, doing...
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11. One Key Element To Climbing Training: Consistency

You don't need a fancy training program to get better at climbing. But what you do need is consistency. In this podcast, we cover tips on being more consistent as a busy human, and common pitfalls that you can...
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10. More About Our Training Membership

In this episode, we talk about everything you can expect from our climbing training membership. Training can be overwhelming, if you're new or even if you're a seasoned climber. And we know it can be hard to get...
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9. Successful Goal Setting For Next Year's Climbing

Goals setting doesn't have to be an overwhelming or complex thing to do. New Year's resolutions also get a bad wrap. So in this episode, we are going to approach goal setting together to help us get motivated, align...
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8. Four Breathing Techniques For Better Climbing

In today's podcast, Katja covers 4 breathing techniques you can add to your training or projecting days to see a change in energy and performance. The four breathing patterns we talk about: Pranayama, physiological...
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7. Bad Habits To Avoid When Starting Training

There are many misconceptions about climbing training, especially if you are new to training. Some misconceptions are that you will automatically develop a routine if you start a program, or you start to believe in a...
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6. How to prepare yourself for your first session of training

Starting a training program can feel very overwhelming for a new trainee. You might feel very excited and overwhelmed at the same time. New trainees and climbers might not know how to use the equipment at the gym, or...
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