Climbing can get you to some epic places, but it also can put a lot of strain on your body. And if you’re not consistently taking care of your joints and muscles, you may find that you aren’t able to reach the dizzying heights that you’re capable of.
This course is divided into three sections:
Specifically, we are going to work on stabilising the shoulders, strengthening the upper body, activating the core, opening up the hips and hamstrings, mobilising the joints, and rehabbing the calves, ankles and feet.
Stretching after each climb is going to be particularly important to increase your range of motion, decrease muscle soreness, speed up your recovery and condition muscles and tendons so that they can better handle the rigours of climbing and you’re less likely to get injured. And there is also some fantastic conditioning work that you can do on the mat for the smaller, stabiliser muscles.
In this course, you can follow the videos in any order that you like to fit in with your training. And you can come back to those that you find most effective multiple times.
CLIMBING STRETCHES QUICK GUIDE
I’ve put together a post-climb stretch guide of 5 essential poses that will keep your wrists, forearms, shoulders, chest, glutes, groin, hip flexors, hamstrings, calves, feet and toes supple and conditioned. If you open this page on your phone, you can save the image below to your photos for quick and easy reference.