5 Must Do Yoga Poses for Climbers

As climbers, we are obsessed with getting stronger in an effort to improve our performance outdoors.  While this will always be the goal, it puts a lot of strain on our bodies and can quickly lead to injury if we [...]

By | January 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Preventing Ankle Sprains

Spend any time bouldering and eventually you'll land awkwardly and roll an ankle.  This fall can definitely result in a sprained or even broken ankle.  However, just like any climbing injury, there is injury prevention work that you can do [...]

By | January 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Natasha Barnes – Barbell Overhead Press

One of the most important rules of training for climbing is that the worst kind of training is the training the gets you injured.  However, an unfortunate reality of climbing is that it is really hard on our shoulders.  All [...]

By | December 31st, 2016|1 Comment

Warming Up with Will Anglin

For most climbers, warming up is something you simply get through as quickly as possible.  Most seem to treat it as a necessary evil and take whatever possible shortcuts to cut down the amount of time they spend on it.  However, warming [...]

By | December 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Failure to Sleep = Failure to Train

How much do you sleep a night?  Do you make sure that you get a full eight hours or do you settle for whatever you can fit into your busy schedule?  Well it turns out that a failure to sleep [...]

By | December 6th, 2016|0 Comments

Grip Trainers – Gimmicks or Not?

If you search around the internet, you'll quickly find a wide variety of grip strength trainers many of which are marketed directly at climbers.  However, while these grip trainers may seem enticing as easy portable ways to increase finger strength, [...]

By | December 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

Kraft Factory Training – Shoulder Stability

Coaches Dicki Korb and Patrick Matros of Germany's Kraft Factory are the trainers behind Alex Megos' success so they clearly know a thing or two about producing high level climbers.  With many of their training techniques they take a slightly [...]

By | November 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Barbell Rehab

When people talk about strength training for climbing, most assume that it should be focused primarily on finger strength and our ability to pull.  While both of these attributes are definitely important, focusing entirely on them neglects training overall strength [...]

By | November 18th, 2016|0 Comments