Have you hit a plateau in your climbing and are trying to figure out what to work on? Have you ever wondered if you need to include core training in order to reach that next level? Climbing is often considered a whole-body activity that works a lot of different muscle groups in the [...]
Rock climbing as a sport and a lifestyle has been around for centuries. However, climbing began its transition to the industry it is today just as recently as 1987 with the opening of the first indoor climbing gym. Since then, the total number of climbing gyms worldwide has risen to 2,167 according to [...]
Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder in adults following Alzheimer’s disease, affecting nearly one million people in the U.S.1 It is caused by loss of nerve cells that produce the chemical dopamine in an area of the brain called the substantia nigra.1 Individuals often develop symptoms slowly, and the progression [...]
Rock climbing is a sport which can be enjoyed by people of all ages and walks of life. The sport is continuing to grow in popularity, as shown by its Olympic debut, and research on climbing has surged. Recent research has been published on the application of rock climbing as an effective and safe [...]
You’re at the crux of the climb. Your arms are pumped, legs shaking, the pain in your fingertips creeps down into your forearms and lights them on fire. Yet, all you can focus on is the endless ping-pong of mental chatter that screams all the reasons why you should give up, let go, [...]
Mobility, in general, is a joint’s ability to move through its full range of motion (ROM) - to accomplish this the structures supporting the joint (muscles, tendon, and nerves) and the joint itself need to have both the appropriate strength and flexibility.
Our periods tend to be the bane of our existence - cramps, intense food cravings, back pain, irregular bleeding - the list goes on and on…and on. In summary, we’ve all had days where we felt like our periods were our limiting factor - whether it was the pain, anxiety, fear, or simply inconvenience of it all.
Introduction If you’re like me, you’ve gotten all too used to your painful shoulders. Pain is a given in your life now, especially when you climb. Maybe you sometimes get lucky and the pain briefly goes away. But if you climbed hard, pushed yourself hard in the gym, or maybe you [...]
After a difficult day at work, you drag yourself to go climb. You’d rather go home and sleep, but your friends expect you to join them. As you walk into the gym, the staff call out warm greetings. Lively music, cheers, and grunts of effort fill the air as you pass through in search [...]
I first subluxed my shoulder almost thirty years ago during my freshman year of high school soccer. A subluxation is where the head of humerus, the ball of the upper arm bone, partially moves out of the shoulder socket and then back in. I used my shoulder carelessly to body check an opponent [...]