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Welcome to CTT's Fitness for Climbing series. Fitness for Climbing augments and balances the physical nature of climbing. These videos are intended to increase climbing strength, improve targeted areas, and prevent overtraining injuries. These exercises are used for both indoor and outdoor climbing fitness.
Similar to our Yoga & Stretching for Climbing series, some of these videos are ideal for days-on in your climbing regimen, while some videos are for days-off.
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Fitness for Climbing: 3. Pronation for Antagonist (extensor) Training
A common climbing injury is called medial epicondylitis. This is also known as golfer's elbow. In this video we review the exercise Pronation for Antagonist (extensor) Training to help minimize that injury.
Golfer’s elbow occurs when there is damage to the medial epicondyle, which is located o...
Fitness for Climbing: 4. Wrist Extensions for Antagonist (extensor) Training
In this video we review an exercise known as Wrist Extensions for Antagonist (Extensor) training. This exercise helps prevent tendon injury, the most common of which is called medial epicondylitis. This is otherwise known as golfer's elbow.
Golfer’s elbow occurs when there is damage to the med...
Hangboarding is one of the best ways to build climbing hand strength and muscular endurance. There are many ways to use hangboards for climbing fitness. Here we review the hangboard exercise known as Repeaters.
Start by grabbing the easiest holds on the hangboard with both hands and dead hang ...
Fitness for Climbing: 9. Rock Rings - One Arm Lock-Offs
In this video we continue our review of how to use hanging rings for climbing fitness. Specifically we’ll review the one arm lock-off exercise, which is a more advanced form of training from the regular lock-offs.
1. Start by grabbing onto both rings, and perform a pull up so that your chin is...
Fitness for Climbing: 7. Rock Rings - Shoulder Shrugs
Here we review how to use hanging rings for climbing fitness. The shoulder shrug exercise is designed to counter the overdevelopment of lat muscles, which is common amongst climbers. This exercise also helps correct bad posture, by bringing hunched shoulders back to normal position.
Fitness for Climbing: 11. Tendon Injury Prevention - Power Fingers
The concept of resistance training, specifically for this exercise, is to use the opposite motion as used when climbing. Here we use Power Fingers or rubber bands to create the opposite motion used when grabbing onto a hold. This opposition resistance training helps prevent tendon injury.