The goal of this test is to jump as far as possible on each leg, aiming to "stick" the landing. The performance goal is to have the recently injured limb within 10% of the uninjured limb. Poor performance on this hop test (greater than 10%...

Rock climbing injuries happen, but can we mitigate them? YES! Climbing, in particular, poses a huge threat to the well being of our upper quarter, especially the hand. Chang et al. (2016) conducted a study that looked at acute and chronic repetitive trauma in rock climbing...

You see it at every climbing gym and it isn’t that one dude who grunts after every move or the classic high socks – rental shoes combo. It’s the fingerboard or hangboard. A fingerboard is a training device that has a varying number of grips...

Your arms are pumped, breath is heavy, and you are on an emotional roller coaster after you miss that final hold to finally complete that route you’ve been working on for weeks. You know that today is the day - you are going to top...

On the wall, there are numerous types of hand positions that a climber must utilize to send or complete a route. Of those grips, the crimp is an essential tool in the climber’s arsenal to hold onto small, narrow handholds. However, there are drawbacks to...

Rock climbing is one of the fastest growing sports in the world and has received notable media attention in the past year with Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson’s first free ascent of the notoriously difficult Dawn Wall in Yosemite National Park. First, one of the mistakes...

Writing, typing, and reading are very common in the workplace. It's interesting to note the different postures people assume during these activities. Personally I'm left-handed and write very differently than others. On top of that, my head and neck position vary because I'm constantly trying...

The problem with maintaining poor body positions for long periods is the change in tension and stiffness. When this happens our body can perceive it as uncomfortable neck tightness! It doesn’t have to be this way! I’m all about cranking out work, but work breaks...

Here is a nice exercise you can perform every couple hours or so with or without a resistance band just to keep things moving! Posture has gotten a serious bad rap lately, we don't think it is the ONLY reason for people's pain and symptoms....

The traditional deadlift using free weights and a barbell is considered an isotonic (constant external resistance) exercise. Due to the properties of elastic bands, supplementing them with a free weight exercise adds variable resistance. Prior research of variable resistance combining free weights and resistance bands...

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