The 7 Best Recovery Tools for Climbers

With all of the increased emphasis on training for climbing, it's easy to forget that training isn't when we get stronger.  We actually get stronger when we recover from the abuse of training and climbing.  As a result, climbers looking [...]

By | February 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Wrist Pain and Climbing

An unfortunate reality in climbing is that it puts a lot of strain on our bodies which means there are lots of ways for us to injure ourselves.  While finger, elbow, and shoulder injuries are the most common in climbers, [...]

By | February 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Hang Right – Part II: Elbow Pain in Climbers

In a recent TrainingBeta Podcast episode, Neely spoke with climber and physical therapist Esther Smith specifically about elbow pain.  In their talk, they covered exactly what can cause elbow pain, what climbers can do to treat their conditions, and what [...]

By | February 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Balanced Climbing Shoulders

An unfortunate reality of climbing is that it places a lot of stress on our shoulders.  While there's always the risk of an acute injury, climbers also commonly suffer shoulder pain caused by overuse and muscle imbalances.  Maintaining balanced climbing [...]

By | February 11th, 2017|0 Comments

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