Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Southern Rock
11 followers
11 followers
About
Posts

Post has attachment
Our ropes are our life line when we leave the ground during sport climbing. So it would make sense to prolong the life of your rope to make sure you are constantly safe. But do many of us actually take excellent care of our ropes? This article provides a few pointers on how to clean and take care of your rope. For instance, I didn't know that using a rope brush on the first few meters at the end of each climbing day would help keep it clean, but it actually does.
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
I firmly believe that our diet affects us more than we know and that we often consume the wrong fuels during a the day. For example a few years back whilst bouldering in Rocklands I discovered that eating bread during a days climbing would leave me feeling bloated and my core utterly useless. Subsequently I wasn't performing my best and have since altered my diet. However, there's still loads that I don't know about with regards to my diet and perhaps you are in a similar scenario. I found this article helpful to simplify what I should and shouldn't be eating from pre-climbing to post climbing. Give it a read and let us know what works for you! Mikey
Add a comment...

It is quite easy to settle into the same routine when you go climbing, and it can be quite difficult to spice things up and give you the workout that you need. So here is a great article that give some new exercises that you might not have heard of. My personal favourite exercise is the "Peter Pans". If you haven't climbed before this article gives some insight into what muscles climbing works, and maybe this is the alternative sport you need to spice up your gym routine.

http://www.climbing.com/skills/new-workouts-to-refresh-your-gym-training/
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
I'm sure that at some point in your climbing career you have had some skin related problem. And this is irrelevant to what level you climb at. The truth is, your skin is one of the main factor limiting the amount of time or times that you can climb during the day. I came across this in Rocklands over the past few years where my muscles could keep going, but the razor sharp crimps would tear through your skin way too quickly...So there must be some secret recipe to making your skin grow quicker and stronger? Well, I found this article extremely relevant and helpful in insightful. That being said, everyone has a different skin type and minor tweaks and adjustments might need to be made to best accommodate your skin needs. However, I recommend that you do give this a read.

Mikey
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
When I first started climbing I progressed relatively quickly within my first year of climbing. However I got some nasty finger strains a few years down the line, which really set back my progression as a climber. In the proceeding years I shied away from doing finger strength training as I didn't want to relapse back into injury. As a result my growth as a climber was limited to the size of the holds that I could hold onto. I.e quite limited. It was not until I read or watched an interview with Dave Graham that my perception on finger strength changed and resulted in a proactive and controlled approach to finger strength training. In short a few months of controlled and planned training resulted in a dramatic improvement in my climbing performance. I got less pumped, i could hold smaller holds and generally felt more comfortable on the wall. But I know it can be quite difficult to get all the info you need to start improving your finger strength. So hear is an article just about hang boarding, they do an excellent job at outlining everything you need to know. But the article does fall a bit short on providing a decent program. So if you want a program, just come in store and we'll help you out with that one.

Mikey
Add a comment...
Wait while more posts are being loaded