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

What you need to know so far: Arm and shoulder injuries or niggles are really common and they suck to climb with. Bouldering creates musculoskeletal imbalances and restrictions, especially in the shoulders – hunched over look with locked up rounded shoulders lacking external rotation held in place

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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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