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Exercises to prevent tendon injuries for climbers

Sore tendons are inevitable when it comes to climbing, because, let’s face it, we love climbing, and when you don’t have the pain sensors that tell you to stop climbing, it can be difficult to stop climbing.  For me, it was waking up in the morning and noticing that it was difficult to hold of …

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Climbers’ Tendon Injuries and What Causes Them

Climbing on sore tendons is inevitable, the harder the climbs get, the more crimpy they are. You may start grip training and it’s likely you’re going to start noticing soreness in your hands while you’re climbing. For me, this was waking up in the morning and picking up a cup of coffee and noticing it …

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How to Self-Repel on a Single Line with a Grigri

If you’ve been repelling and want to start upping your gear, then you may be interested in self-repelling with a Grigri on a single line. Repelling with a Grigri on a single line allows you to repel longer distances than on a double line and is a relatively quick option for those canyoneering and don’t …

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What is the safest way to rappel?

About six years ago my then-girlfriend (now wife) rappelled (also known as abseiling) down a rock side and fell 50 feet uncontrollably, breaking almost everything from her waist down – she had to re-learn how to walk and has only recently started climbing again. Since then, I realized that not all rappelling techniques are equal …

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Is Climbing A Sport?

The definition of sport, according to the dictionary is: an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment. Climbing is a sport as it uses significant physical exertion, skill, is competitive and is showcased on television for entertainment. Not only does climbing meet the …

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How Often And Hard Should You Climb To Get Gains?

When I first started climbing, I was obsessed and wanted to climb every day. This got me thinking, how often should you climb? Climbers should climb between 3-4 days per week to get the most gains while also minimizing the chance of tendon injuries. If you climb more than 4 days per week, you significantly …

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How Many Calories Do You Burn From Climbing

Rock climbing is a great workout and you may be wondering how many calories a session of climbing burns so you can lose weight. For a climbing session that is moderately difficult, the average person burns the following amount of calories per hour, according to MET Value. A 100lbs person burns an average of 340 …

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