Thursday, December 17, 2009

Training When Not Climbing

This is a post by Steph Davis, a professional climber, that describes core-strengthening exercises. Here’s one suggestion she makes:

“The other thing that gives you a pretty big bang for the buck is increasing your turn-out in your hips. If you can’t suck your pelvis up against the rock, you have less weight on your feet and have to pull more with your arms. If you can glue your crotch to the wall (sorry), suddenly you don’t have to exert any strength at all to be solid on the rock. I have literally gone from holding on hard to just standing there, when I started paying more attention to pulling my hips in on climbs.”

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