Nicholas Kuhl – Returning to Climbing After a Traumatic Back Injury

We talk a lot about how most climbing injuries are preventable. While this statement is definitely true, it pertains mostly to overuse injuries and doesn't account for the fact that climbing has some inherent dangers. Injuries that are the result [...]

By | 2018-01-18T12:29:06+00:00 January 17th, 2018|0 Comments

The Climbing Doctor: Pulley Injuries Explained Part II

Pulley injuries happen. It's unfortunate, but somewhat unavoidable if you climb for long enough. Not too long ago we shared an article from Dr. Jared Vagys website, The Climbing Doctor, by Doctor of Physical Therapy Matt DeStefano. In this first [...]

By | 2018-01-14T11:18:53+00:00 January 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Transcript Highlight: Dr. Jared Vagy on Muscle Activation Exercises

While we have definitely learned a lot about how to effectively train for climbing, from a sports science perspective, climbing is still far behind lots of other mainstream sports. We can't catch up overnight (research takes time!), but one of [...]

By | 2017-12-26T07:37:30+00:00 December 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Climbing Magazine: 7 Stretches for Climbing Road Trips

If you're a dedicated climber, then you've almost definitely driven long distances to climb.  While road trips are exciting and super fun, long periods in the car can leave you feeling stiff, sore, and ready for a rest day.  But, [...]

By | 2017-12-08T09:05:28+00:00 December 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Climbing Magazine: 10 Warm Up and Cool Down Stretches

Warming up properly and doing the necessary body maintenance work is the best way to prevent climbing injuries.  An important part of both of these processes is stretching.  However, we're not talking about the kind of stretches you learned growing [...]

By | 2017-11-26T10:11:51+00:00 November 26th, 2017|0 Comments

The Climbing Doctor – The Role of Pain in Injuries

One of the most frustrating things in climbing is dealing with injuries.  The only thing that can make this process worse is when an injury just seems to be getting worse despite taking time off of climbing to let it [...]

By | 2017-11-25T09:58:38+00:00 November 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Rock Rehab Pyramid Videos

Climbing and training places a ton of repetitive strain on our bodies.  Far too many climbers are continually suffering from injuries that make climbing painful, affect performance, and in the worst cases prevent them from climbing all together.  It's with [...]

By | 2017-10-25T08:30:19+00:00 October 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Hang Right – Part 3: Healing Nagging Finger Injuries

Finger tweaks: if you climb long enough, you've almost definitely had one.  Let's face it.  Injuring a finger sucks when it happens, but it sucks, even more, when months down the line you are still dealing with the same nagging [...]

By | 2017-10-13T09:54:09+00:00 October 13th, 2017|0 Comments