Injuries are part and parcel of living a sporty lifestyle. Being multi-disciplined, however, I do think climbers have it worse than many of others. The sport is so 'pull' intensive and calls on the push muscles in any antagnostic muscle pair very rarely. This leads to imbalances and injuries as one half of the group is worked to breaking point and the opposite barely touched.

 

There is a lot of conflicting information out there but it seems to be universally accepted that working the antagnostic muscle in any pairing is no bad thing. Jack has been doing just that with his trusty Powerfingers for many moons and is here to give you the low down.

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