Thursday Nov 03, 2022

Matt Fultz

Elite climber Matt Fultz shares his struggles and breakthroughs in Training, Nutrition, Tactics, and Mental Game. 


Matt is one of the world’s strongest and most accomplished climbers. He has topped multiple V16s – Grand Illusion, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Hypnotized Minds, and Sleepwalker (whaaaaat?!?!). What’s perhaps more impressive than how hard Matt pulls, is how hard he tries and how dedicated he is to his craft. This guy knows how to project, and has a lot of insight on the subject. Speaking of insight, Matt knows how to coach… because he is one. Alongside his wife Hailey, they run a performance coaching business called OTG Strength where they create custom training and nutrition plans for climbers looking to level up. This convo is packed with useful beta, whether you’re trying hard on V1 or V-double digits.


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Struggle: 0:07:54

Training: 0:11:24

Nutrition: 0:19:37

Tactics: 0:31:17

Mental Game: 0:39:45

Purpose: 0:44:53

Takeaways: 0:55:01


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This show is produced and hosted by Ryan Devlin. The Struggle is a proud member of the Plug Tone Audio Collective, a diverse group of the best, most impactful podcasts in the outdoor industry. 


The struggle makes us stronger. Let's climb hard and do good things in the world!



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