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Steve House's 8-week Advanced Mixed Climbing Training Plan


Uphill Athlete by Steve House and Scott Johnston

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9 Weeks

Plan Description

This strength-focus plan is intended for M6/M7 mixed climbers who want to break into harder mixed routes. You should be an advanced climber coming off a season of rock climbing at 5.11 on-sight / 5.12 redpoint level.

Fitness requirements when starting this plan: Be healthy and free of injuries. And after a warm up you can do 20 pull ups with good form, a minimum of 20 sec one arm tool hang.

For those with the base, this plan can be combined with a aerobic-focus plan with these strength workouts being done in addition to the lower-body strength work typically found in an uphill-aerobic training plan.

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Other x4
4:05 hrs 3:30 hrs
Day Off x4
—— ——
Strength x2
1:40 hrs 1:39 hrs
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
4:05 hrs 3:30 hrs
Day Off
—— ——
1:40 hrs 1:39 hrs

Training Load By Week

Uphill Athlete by Steve House and Scott Johnston

Uphill Athlete LLC.

What originally inspired us to write Training for the New Alpinism, and what inspires us to continue to share the things we’ve discovered through, is the information void when it comes to specialized training for endurance mountain sports. We have successfully demonstrated a more systematic approach, using proven principles, to help you improve both your chances of achieving your goals, and your long-term fitness and safety in whatever mountain sport you are practicing.

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