Exercises That Will Make You a Better Rock Climber – Week 5 Press Ups

We are on to week 5 and will discuss the humble press up, I have never across someone who has never attempted to do them.  from a young age we attempt to do the press up and usually perfectly, somewhere along the way when growing up we forget how to do it. Here I write […]

Exercises That Will Make You a Better Rock Climber – Week 4 Bar Hangs

This week we are on to the Bar Hangs, easiest exercises of them all in my opinion. Purpose: Grip and core strength Targets: Hanging on to holds It goes without saying that having good grip strength is vital for climbing. Being able to hang onto even the tiniest of climbing holds makes all routes easier […]

Exercises That Will Make You a Better Rock Climber – Week 3 Mountain Climber

Hello everyone, In week 3 we are talking the Mountain Climber Purpose: Develops the ability to quickly move the legs to power out of the front leaning rest position Targets: great combination of leg and core exercise which also helps build flexibility for those tight and awkward positions you can find yourself in on the […]

Exercises That Will Make You a Better Rock Climber – Week 2 The Plank

Following last weeks initial Blog on exercises that will make you a better climber we now follow on to the Plank a good exercise for Core Strength and balance on a wall or Rock formation The Plank Purpose: Core strength Targets: Balance, positioning and movement on the wall Your arms are important while rock climbing […]

Exercises That Will Make You a Better Rock Climber

Introduction: Over the next few weeks I am publishing a series of exercises from Beginner to Medium level which will help be a better climber. Rock climbing is a demanding sport that requires great mental focus coupled with physical strength. The world’s best climbers condition themselves to tackle the toughest routes because they know they’ve […]

Rehab Trainer- Quad Dominant?

By Ulrik Larsen: The fitness industry has seemed fixated with the idea of clients being “Quad Dominant” for as long as I have been involved in it – no doubt you have heard this term too? Google it! – so many very vocal and articulate writers decrying Quad Dominance, it is incredible. Have you noticed […]

Rehab Trainer – DEACTIVATING HAMSTRINGS FOR GRUMPY KNEES #1

Today – a quick video with some Rehab Training ideas for deactivating your Client’s and your own Hamstrings. This is great for clients with hyper extending knees – turn down those whammies before turning up their quads and glutes! Keep reading here and for the video: Article

Rehab Trainer – Why Dominant Hammies suck for Knees

Hi, Why is the connection of Grumpy Knees to tight and over-active Hamstrings so strong? So few clients with sore knees have relaxed and loose Hammies – so what is the real connection? Is it all at a level of neuromuscular wiring and muscle imbalance, or is there more? Please keep on reading here: Article.