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Antagonistic Exercises  © UKC

Rab: Preparing for Winter - Antagonistic Exercises

Greg Boswell takes us through his tips for getting ready for winter climbing. In this episode, he talks about how vital antagonistic exercises are when training hard. It's important to use these exercises consistently and not just when pain occurs.


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The windmill is a popular dynamic stretch for the shoulders.  © Will Carroll
The windmill is a popular dynamic stretch for the shoulders.  © Will Carroll

How To How to 'Warm Up' for Climbing

Training aid for Elbow Tendonitis  © Bart van Deenen
Training aid for Elbow Tendonitis  © Bart van Deenen

How to Heal Elbow Tendonitis

A well placed foot can pivot on a hold - here the climber has traversed past the hold and spun his foot  © Will Carroll
A well placed foot can pivot on a hold - here the climber has traversed past the hold and spun his foot  © Will Carroll

Become A Better Climber Training to Become a Better Climber - Part 2

The key areas of a climbing shoe  © Will Carroll
The key areas of a climbing shoe  © Will Carroll

Become A Better Climber Training to Become a Better Climber - Part 1


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Improve your movement  © Nick Brown - UKC

Neil Gresham Technique And Training Improve Your Movement

Neil Gresham examines movement in climbing and expands on how to improve one of the most important aspects of climbing.

Lock Off Training - Greg Boswell  © UKC
Lock Off Training - Greg Boswell  © UKC

Preparing For Winter - Greg Boswell Rab: Preparing for Winter - Lock Off Training

In this episode, Greg discusses the importance of training lock offs, which you regularly perform outside when reaching up for holds and placing gear.

Preparing for Winter = Circuit Training  © UKC
Preparing for Winter = Circuit Training  © UKC

Preparing For Winter - Greg Boswell Preparing for Winter - Greg Boswell: Circuit Training

Greg Boswell takes us through his tips for getting ready for winter climbing. In this episode, he discusses the importance of circuit training and gives some advice on how to vary your training; from replicating time spent on a climb to...

Traverses can be a valuable tool for spotting basic footwork or body position errors, while keeping things fun.  © Ari Schneider
Traverses can be a valuable tool for spotting basic footwork or body position errors, while keeping things fun.  © Ari Schneider

Coaching Kids - 7 ways 7 Year Olds Learn to Climb

Climber and coach Ari Schneider shares some tips and fun exercises to keep young children engaged in...

To avoid locking off on overhanging walls, practice twisting in (either by stepping through and using your outside edge, or doi  © Nick Brown - UKC
To avoid locking off on overhanging walls, practice twisting in (either by stepping through and using your outside edge, or doi  © Nick Brown - UKC

Neil Gresham Technique And Training Posture in Climbing

Climbers surely have enough to think about without adding posture to the mix! With the ever-present concerns of reading sequences, dealing...

Correct body position for side-pulls.  © Nick Brown
Correct body position for side-pulls.  © Nick Brown

Neil Gresham Technique And Training Using Undercuts and Sidepulls

Many climbers find that they're OK at pulling straight down, but for some reason when the holds are upside down or face sideways...

The classic Entrèves traverse. Despite the ease of access, climbers have been evacuated by helicopter with cases of HAPE.  © Calum Muskett
The classic Entrèves traverse. Despite the ease of access, climbers have been evacuated by helicopter with cases of HAPE.  © Calum Muskett

Altitude And Acclimatisation High Altitude and Acclimatisation Part 3 - Can we fast-track Acclimatisation?

In the third of our four-part series on acclimatisation, Jamie Macdonald (high...

Here, the index finger of the left hand is removed...  © Nick Brown - UKC
Here, the index finger of the left hand is removed...  © Nick Brown - UKC

Neil Gresham Technique And Training Handholds and Grip Technique - Part 3

When pockets are very sloping and marginal...  © Nick Brown - UKC
When pockets are very sloping and marginal...  © Nick Brown - UKC

Neil Gresham Technique And Training Handholds and Grip Technique - Part 2

The classic Cosmiques Arête in the Mont Blanc Massif.  © Calum Muskett
The classic Cosmiques Arête in the Mont Blanc Massif.  © Calum Muskett

Altitude And Acclimatisation High Altitude and Acclimatisation Part 1 - An Introduction

he drag/open grip is useful but less effective  © Nick Brown - UKC
he drag/open grip is useful but less effective  © Nick Brown - UKC

Neil Gresham Technique And Training Handholds and Grip Technique - Part 1


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