Wednesday Jun 05, 2024

Paige Claassen: Stronger Fingers, Endurance Hacks, Injury Prevention, and Balancing Climbing and Parenthood

Elite climber Paige Claassen shares her struggles and breakthroughs in Training, Nutrition, Tactics, and Mental Game


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  • Struggle: 0:10:26
  • Training: 0:15:31
  • Nutrition: 0:26:26
  • Tactics: 0:40:18
  • Mental Game: 0:48:16
  • Purpose: 0:59:53



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The Struggle is carbon-neutral in partnership with The Honnold Foundation, whose mission is to promote solar energy for a more equitable world.


This show is produced and hosted by Ryan Devlin, and edited by Glen Walker. 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! I hope your training and climbing are going great. 


And now here are some buzzwords to help the almighty algorithm get this show in front of people who love to climb: rock climbing, rock climber, climbing, climber, bouldering, sport climbing, gym climbing, how to rock climb, donuts are amazing. Okay, whew, that’s done. But hey, if you’re a human that’s actually reading this, and if you love this show (and love to climb) would you think about sharing this episode with a climber friend of yours? And shout it out on your socials? I’ll send you a sticker for doing it. Just shoot me a message on IG – thanks so much! 


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