Lockdown Training Ep. 3 - Fingerboarding for the first time during Lockdown Video

This week's episode of Lockdown Training Discussion carries on from last week. Neil Gresham, Maddy Cope and Louis Parkinson tackle the topic of approaching the fingerboard for the first time during lockdown. If you're someone who's new to climbing and had to abruptly stop when lockdown began, you may be wondering about fingerboarding right now. This discussion gives an insight into best practices, what to focus on and how often you should be attempting the workouts.

In this episode, they cover warming up, what grips to focus on, training strength, endurance, and which is appropriate, and how to schedule sessions.

Next episode - Training movement at home.


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2 Feb

Well, turns out I've been doing half crimp wrong for the past year.

Also, however, turns out that when doing an actual half crimp, I'm significantly stronger than I thought.

Every day is a school day...

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