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Why You’re Still In Pain – Beyond Stretching And Exercise

We’ve all experienced the feeling of being tired, groggy and stiff with niggling achy pains. Maybe you’re feeling like this way more than you’d like, maybe you’re feeling like it right now! You’ve probably been doing some stretching, exercises, yoga or even seen a chiro or physio.

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31 Ways To Be Awesome in 2017!

Get your walking boots (or Vibrams!) on as often as possible. One of the simplest activities with one of the biggest pay offs! Find your reason to Move! For your health, your sport, your kids, your confidence, whatever the reason is, find it and hold on to

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Chilling Out At Christmas

‘Don’t underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along listening’ Winnie the Pooh Christmas has arrived, a great time for socialising, smiling and hopefully snowballs. However this time of year can quickly turn into a frantic, stressful time, especially in the lead up weeks to

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Secrets to solving sore shoulders & aggravated elbows: Core training – Diagonals Part 2

Quick recap (if you want to read in more depth check out strengthening diagonals Part 1) Our bodies use slings (combinations of muscles) to create energy efficient, complex movements, produce force and stay upright. Strong slings make us stable, powerful and accurate. Weak, disrupted or inhibited slings

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Gym Training For Climbing – Part 1: Movement Patterns

Mention training and you’ll know doubt see climbers murmur something about running or busting out sit ups, push ups and bicep curls; occasionally the more open minded sometimes mention deadlifts and a bit of yoga. Though this approach may help somewhat it’s unlikely to have any real

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Don’t Be The Broken Climber – Part 1

The rock is dry, you’ve been flicking through the guide book picking problems, watching videos for beta, and you’re all stocked up on magic chalk dust. You head out for a day at the crag, the rock feels great but perhaps you’ve noticed Your neck, shoulders &

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Injured? Why are you surprised!

The minefield of injuries that climbers face specifically just from climbing is quite extensive. Here’s a list of the most common from most to least frequent: Wrists & fingers – A2/ A3 pulley, carpel tunnel syndrome & peritendinitis; Elbows – lateral epicondylitis, medial epicondylitis, Bicep & brachialis

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Secrets to Solving Sore Shoulders, Aggravated Elbows & Wrecked Fingers – The Thoracic Spine

Finger, elbow and shoulder pain/injury is as common as muck in climbing. There’s plenty of ideas for rehabbing these injuries at the area itself but what’s bewildering is no one’s looking beyond the arm! If the arm is commonly injured it’s likely something else in the chain

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9 Point Guide For Climbing Strong & Injury Free

Climbing is one of the most awesome ways to get out, get physical and have fun in the great playground of the big wide world, however 2 challenges repeatedly crop up: Grade performance plateaus It’s risky, thwart with chance of injury (especially the more you climb and push

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The aps Guide To Unrestricted Living

Unrestricted Living = Doing what you want, when you want. Sounds good right? We bet there aren’t many people on the planet that wouldn’t like to spend their time doing whatever they wanted. Unfortunately we all know that true Unrestricted Living isn’t possible as there are many restrictions

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