Injury Prevention

Injuries: Probably Not Your First Rodeo, Nor Your Last

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by AJ Sobrilsky As a climber, coach, and physical therapist who specializes in treating rock climbers and mountain athletes I half heartedly joke that there are 3 guarantees in life: death, taxes, and injuries. I’ve yet to meet any athlete, new or seasoned in the sport, that hasn’t endured some level of physical complaint or…

In Depth: Returning to Training After Isolation

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Stability versus balance, an upside-down pyramid

Mobility and Stability, A Primer

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By Steve Bechtel …or “why you should stop doing everything else until you get this.” Mobility and stability is┬áprobably the most important training a climber can do away from the crag is to injury-proof himself. This can include a whole host of treatments, but for the average joe, it means training joint mobility and stability….

Justin Iskra, Zach Snavely Demonstrate the Brettzel Stretch in Climb Strong Class, B&W

Introductory Hip Mobility Drills

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by Steve Bechtel If you want to see the damage that a desk job can do, teach squats to a group of adults. Many of us spend our days sitting at a desk, drive in a car for an hour or more, sit on the couch for a couple of hours, then curl up in…

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