Hanging Leg Raise
The Hanging Leg Raise (HLR) is one of the most difficult abdominal exercises. It requires tremendous lower abdominal strength mixed with hamstring flexibility and grip strength. Most people that I see attempt the HLR cheat the movement by only firing their #hipflexors while pulling their torso up with their #lats.
Hip Mobility Sequence
Hip Mobility Sequence. When I started #climbing 1.5 years ago, I knew that improving my #hipmobility would be a worthy investment. As part of my warmup, I perform this sequence for 1-2 rounds as a safeguard for my hip and knee health.As a note, this sequence incorporates #ballisticstretching, #dynamicstretching, and #staticstretching….
Posturing Up: How to Overcome the Climber’s Hunch
Rounded shoulders can have a significant impact on your climbing ability and put you at risk for serious injury.
Combatting Elbow Tendonitis: Tissue Release
Buying an #ArmAid was one my most worthy investments… This tool facilitates tissue release of the elbow flexors and extensors. I use the ArmAid to apply pressure to knotted trigger points in my forearms and triceps. I’ve found that a lack of external rotation in…
Upper Back Stretch
I’m sure your back and shoulders get tight like mine. If you’re an athlete, or even sitting at a desk, your mid and upper back musculature is probably weak and overly tight. I’m climbing 5 times per week, so stretching and mobility work have been…
Focused Flexibility – Strength, Power, Pain and Learning to Breathe
Focused Flexibility Strength, Power, Pain and Learning to Breathe I felt my jeans tear as I sat down to the fire pit. Uh oh. A quick draft of cold air confirmed that my butt cheeks were now exposed. I guess my ass just got too…