This is a modification of the standard hex bar deadlift. The hex bar is an excellent piece of equipment to use as it is more back friendly compared to traditional barbell deadlifts. Also the hex bar deadlift is a hybrid motion between a true hinge...

The goal of this test is to consecutively hop as fast as possible on the same leg for six meters, aiming to “stick” the final landing. The performance goal is to have the recently injured limb within 10% of the uninjured limb. Poor performance on...

The goal of this test is to consecutively hop three times as far as possible on the same leg, aiming to “stick” the final landing. The performance goal is to have the recently injured limb within 10% of the uninjured limb. Poor performance on this...

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...

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