Why Dynamic Stretching Can Maximize Your Climbing + Prevent Injury.
Push climbing wants to share some knowledge of why warming up dynamically will maximize your climbing ability and potential.
What exactly is dynamic stretching?
To stretch dynamically, you must move through a full range of motion, in a smooth and controlled manner.
While moving in this form, you must spend equal time with each phase of the stretch.
While focusing on avoiding fast and jerky movements.
The goofier the better: It can feel embarrassing or “goofy” to warm up in front of your friends or your gym crush, but remember; research has proven that the dynamic method of warming up will allow you to show off your best climbing and minimize injuries. Thus you can climb longer and stronger.
TRAINING BEFORE A CLIMB – BENEFITS TO DYNAMIC STRETCHING.
TIPS + WARM UPS TO ADD TO YOUR ROUTINE.
Now that you are ready to change up your warm up before climbing, here are some dynamic tips and exercises to give a go:
You can check out this awesome resource, The Climbing Doctor, who is dedicated to creating information and research for climbers. Here is a short video breaking down a 10 minute warm up to add to your climbing routine if you prefer a video reference.
In conclusion, we hope you climb stronger, higher and injury free.
Stay tuned for more tips and information about finger injury prevention and why static stretching after your climb is beneficial.
See you on the wall, CLIMB ON.
Words by: Ally Fleckenstein.
Translation by: Trang Bui