I’m very excited to announce the launch of RockClimbersTrainingManual.com! RCTM.com will improve on this humble blog in just about every imagineable way. First and foremost, my brother Mike will be an equal partner, providing his encyclopedic training wisdom. Although Mike & I appear fairly similar on the outside, we have somewhat different approaches to training, and we emphasize different activities. I know this community will benefit greatly from his perspective. Mike has been completely off the grid since we started writing the book over a year ago, so this will give everyone a chance to engage with Mike again, and get his thoughts on various training and climbing matters.
Next, users will quickly notice that RCTM.com is more visually appealing, with many new, spectacular photos and a much cleaner look. You will also notice RCTM.com is far better organized than this pathetic cluster of a website 🙂 There are categories for different aspects of training and performance, with an easy to follow menu in the website header that will make it easy for you to navigate between topics.
There is certainly an advertising aspect to the new site–we want people to to find us when they google “Rock Climber’s Training Manual”, we want to encourage climbers to consider trying the Rock Prodigy method, and we want the site to explain what readers can expect to get from our book. Furthermore, once the book is available we will be selling autographed copies through RCTM.com (if you’d like to be notified once we’ve begun accepting pre-orders, go here to sign up).
However, RCTM.com will be much more than a static marketing tool. It will be a live blog, just like this one, with weekly posts, and other new content added regularly (for those who check in periodically to look for new blog posts, you’ll want to click on the Articles Page to see a chronological history of latest posts). Posts will also be organized by training phases and/or performance styles, so if you just want to know about Power Training for example, it will be easy to find all the posts related to that topic on the Power page. We’ll also use the site to solicit feedback about both the book and the program, so that we can make the second edition that much better. If you would like to share a testimonial about your experience with the Rock Prodigy method, please do so here.
While the framework for the site is based on our upcoming book, we want the site to be interactive and constantly evolving. Our dream is to build a community of climbing training enthusiasts who can collaborate to further the community’s training knowledge. We really want to encourage questions, comments, and other perspectives. Users will have opportunities to contribute content, in an effort to achieve more than a one-way flow of information. If you have questions, please ask! If you have an idea for an article you’d like to contribute, please let us know! Also, if you notice any bugs with the new site, tell us.
All of the content on this blog has been migrated to RCTM.com, including all of the great comments and questions that folks have submitted over the years. The Lazy H Climbing Club will likely be riding off into the sunset soon, so please take the time to Bookmark RCTM.com and join me on the migration to greener pastures. In the mean time, I will post links on Lazy H for any new posts that are added to RCTM.com. For the many folks out there who are ‘Following’ this blog, please take the time to follow RCTM.com (go to RCTM.com, and click the gray “Follow” box in the lower right corner of your browser. If your browser doesn’t display this box, click here, scroll down, and then click the button labeled “Follow The Rock Climber’s Training Manual” on the right sidebar).
The experience of running The Lazy H Climbing Club has been transformative. It’s not a stretch to say that without this vehicle, The Rock Climber’s Training Manual never would have been written. Thank you so much for your interest, your questions, your comments, and your likes. They kept me going and motivated me to push further into the unknown. I’ll see you all over at RCTM.com!