Jeremy, Hopefully a few other folks will chime in but I’ll expand a bit on what I’ve seen work. The first thing I look at is the goal of the athlete and if strength (and what kind) will really help move the needle in their ability or not. A naturally not very strong person going to Denali will benefit way more than a total gym beast climbing Killimanjaro for instance. Personally I think a nice middle ground for folks that really like gym work is 1 session/week of things like deadlift, a pressing movement a pulling movement and some additional single leg strength work, then Chamfit as the second session in the week. As the goal approaches you may well want to pull one of them out and do an ME session instead. This is more sport specific usually and allow adequate recovery. Post goal climb you can go back to general strength for a while.
General Strength and Specific Strength
Prior to starting the 12 week Mountaineering Program i was doing my own simple general strength program consisting of basic squats, deadlift, Shoulder Press, Bench, Pull ups. After starting the Charfit in the 12 week program I stopped the general strength i was doing? (I really find the Chamfit great creating a different kind of more useful strength than im used to.)
From what ive read in the books you progress from a general strength to more specific strength. My question is do you incorporate general strength throughout the year? Do you drop it for the more specific strength? Or do you come back to it periodically?
How do you incorporate(if at all?) the general strength in your fitness/mountaineering goals?
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