An article in Outside about a fitness program developed by a well-known climber. In order for the author to be trained in the gym, he needs to go through a pre-fitness program. Here's part of his description of his pre-training:
"Once a week for the next two months, I drove to a grassy field where Parker, a stunning physical specimen with a fondness for climbing waterfall ice in designer leather pants, schooled me in 'the Gym Jones way.'The first day, she threw a medicine ball so hard that it knocked the wind out of me."