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Scapular Instability with Climbers

“Keep your arms straight and stay low!” This classic line is heard the world over for beginning climbers. Even if preventing the T-Rex arm is a quality way to fight off pump, this doesn’t tell the whole story of how we should be moving on the wall. In fact, the way that a lot of people achieve this position can limit force output of the [...]

By |August 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome (FAI)

Do you have pain in the front of your hip or groin? Is sitting cross-legged or in low chairs uncomfortable? Is your hip pain worse following a climbing session? Have you noticed high-stepping or cross-over moves cause you pain? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome (FAI). Check out the article below to learn how to [...]

By |July 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rock Climbing Hunchback

Avoid the Rock Climbing Hunchback Introduction It is difficult to avoid the dreaded climbers hunch back. Years of climbing takes its toll on the body. You get lazy while belaying and round your shoulders. You sit slumped while watching your friends boulder. You slouch in your chair while working at your desk. The spine begins to curve and the shoulders round forward and you [...]

By |June 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rock Climbing Injury Tips: Spine Stretching

Spine Mobility You are standing at the base of a route at your climbing gym. You notice wide stemming moves, high heel hooks and large step throughs. Looking up at the intricate sequences, you start to think maybe the route was set by a Cirque de Soleil performer. But you decide to give it a go. You stretch out your hips and shoulders, tie [...]

By |May 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rock Climbing Injury Tips: Shoulder Taping

Photo Credit: Jesse Peters Professional Climber Josh Levin shows you the best way to tape your shoulder back into a better alignment. But remember, the taping is just temporary to align your shoulder blade and decrease pain. Click on this link to learn the best exercises to strengthen your shoulder blade muscles so that you will no longer need the tape. Shoulder [...]

By |April 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rock Climbing Injury Tips: Nerve Mobility

Photo Credit: Eddie Fowke Nerve Mobility Imagine that you are belaying your climbing partner and they are stuck at the crux. They keep climbing up and down-climbing but they aren’t going anywhere. You look at your belay device and you see the rope glide back and forth, gaining either more tension or slack. This is how nerves move throughout in your body. [...]

By |March 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments