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Jan 17, 2012, 9:16 AM

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Re: [curt] How did you learn technique/movement?
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curt wrote:
olderic wrote:
curt wrote:

Well, anybody who was actually around and saw the two interact would know that Tom drove Chris pretty hard--maybe too hard, except that in retrospect he seems to have benefitted from the "coaching." I think it takes fairly intense coaching, by the way, to get a 4 year-old to lead a 5.10 trad climb on gear.

I have no personal knowledge of TC, but to imply that CL was not coached intensely by his father is completely wacko.


Oh I was around all right. Sane Diego Bouldering contest in the early 90's. Various PBC's after that. I saw all the interactions. Surprising that CL is still at it although there was a prolonged break. Maybe you can make an Andre Agassiz analogy.

I think in the context of this thread a coach is someone who has some credibility - someone who has some knowledge of the mechanics of the sport and can give useful instruction on specific ways to improve. It's also someone who understands the macro and micro cycles of training, endurance vs power how to peak for an event and so on. Not just some one with a "give me more" mentality (unless you are coaching the O line...)

TC's Dad was (is) a guide and just took TC along on some pretty ambitious adventures from a pretty young age.
No doubt in my mind which is better for the kid.

How deep do you intend to dig that hole you're in? Tom Lindner was the United States national gymnastics champion on the high bar in 1972 when he was at Southern Illinois University. He is quite obviously intimately familiar with the coaching of movement and also with advanced training methods.


Tom was also a member of the 1972 US Olympic Gymnastics Team, but, as I understand it, he quit before the games due to a disagreement with a coach.


(This post was edited by jt512 on Jan 23, 2012, 11:03 AM)

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