Shaul has no sympathy for me, and there is no whining in this gym. “When it comes to mountain athletes, there is no tradition of gym training. But those days are coming to an end. The elite now are going to be blown away by those who have the talent AND train in the gym,” says Shaul. “This is the best sport specific program in the nation for climbing. My climbers suffer in here, and our skiing stuff is miserable. But it works.“ And just to drive home the intensity of this gym: he also develops training protocol for US military special forces-who approached him.
(Check out videos of the gym from our writer and Shaul himself.)