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Dr. Tyler Nelson on the Role of Stretching for Climbers

Date: June 2nd, 2020

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About Tyler Nelson

Tyler Nelson has a lot of qualifications, so I’m going to let his website sum those up for you:

Tyler is a second generation chiropractor whose father was a leader in chiropractic sports medicine for many years. In graduate school he did a dual doctorate and masters degree program in exercise science with an emphasis on tendon loading. He completed his masters degree at BYU and was a physician for the athletics department for 4 years out of school. He currently is the owner of Camp4 Human Performance where he treats clients through his license as a chiropractic physician. He also teaches anatomy and physiology at a local college in Utah and is an instructor for the Performance Climbing Coach seminar series and a certified instructor for gobstrong. When he’s not working he’s climbing or hiking outside with his family.  

You can find Tyler in Salt Lake City at his clinic, Camp 4 Human Performance, where he tests athletes, creates training programs, and treats all kinds of athletes for injuries.

I met Tyler at Steve Bechtel’s first Performance Climbing Coach Seminar in Lander in May of 2017, where we were both instructors. Since then I’ve done 4 more seminars and 6 other podcast episodes with him:

He is well-spoken and a wealth of knowledge about how the human body responds to climbing and training.

In this interview, Tyler explains how we should be using stretching in our climbing and recovery routines. There are a lot of misconceptions out there about how to stretch, when to stretch, and what type of stretching is appropriate at different times. Tyler clears everything up and explains the physiology and anatomy behind it all.

Tyler Nelson Interview Details

  • What stretching does physiologically
  • Why we stretch
  • Static vs dynamic stretching
  • When you use the different types of stretching
  • Stretching tendons vs stretching muscles
  • Why we shouldn’t stretch between burns
  • Stretching and strength training in youth climbers

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