Climbing tips: Straight arms

Climbing tips: Straight arms

August 10, 2016

Check out this video where Tim Rose, Director of Youth Programming at Origin, introduces a quick tip to improve your climbing technique in order to avoid overusing our arm. 

 

 

One of the most common things we see whenever people first come to the gym is the fact that their arms are getting super tired.

One of the techniques we encourage whenever climbers start climbing is to climb with straight arms. Basically, we want to achieve movement without bending the elbows or bending them as little as possible.

When you're climbing with bent arms, you're using more of the muscular system, which is going to make your arms more tired. The more you can use straight arms, the more you can hang off your skeletal system, which will save energy and conserve strength.

Stay tuned for more videos with tips and tricks to help you improve your climbing, and sign up for a class here at Origin Climbing & Fitness.

 



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