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Crimping ain’t easy

By Chris Neal – Physiotherapist “The load of the finger (A2 Pulley) in a Crimp grip is 36 times that of a slope grip” It is completely understandable that rock climbers experience most of their injuries to their upper limbs and that the majority of these happen in the finger. What is surprising is the number of climbers that will

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Focusing

Focusing Climbing is so addictive, partly due to the fact that you see continual progression, at least in the first few years. However, there comes a time where you seem to plateau and level out for some reason. There are many reasons for this and believe it not there are also techniques to help you through this frustrating phase. During

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Hangboarding

Hangboarding Let me begin this article by saying the ideas discussed within I have picked up over the years and I am in no way saying they are the best way to get stronger. I am additionally acknowledging that there are many people with far more experience and qualifications than myself who may be able to make a more accurate

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Record keeping for YOUR benefit

Record Keeping can benefit all of us We all have to start somewhere, it’s that frustrating time where you see so many people better than you. Everyone wants to improve regardless of the sport. I can remember moving to Newcastle, at the time I struggled to do one chin up due to injuries in both elbows. I moved here thinking

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Motivation and you!

Motivation and you! It happens to us all. We organise to go climbing for the weekend with a mate, everything is planned from the time we leave, where we are going, who is taking what and what we are going to do whilst there. You’re excited, finally you are looking forward to going somewhere on the weekend, doing something with

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Getting Pumped – An exercise physiologists perspective

Getting Pumped It happens to everyone, you’re three quarters of the way up a stellar line, the anchors are in sight, and mid-way through the redpoint crux your fingers start straightening out, your arms are on fire and you ping off. Getting pumped is an inevitable part of the game, but are there some simple strategies to help reduce the

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