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...

Rolled your ankle?! Ankle sprains are the most common injury in sports and physical activity, estimating to be about 25% of all injuries across sports. Of all ankle injuries 85% involve the lateral ankle ligaments. There is strong evidence suggesting there is an increase risk of...

The traditional Med Ball Toss against the ground and/or wall is a great exercise for power development. However, when performed alone without a catch, it tends to be a concentric focused movement. As important as it is to be able to generate power in the...

The Pallof Press is an excellent anti-rotation exercise that should be a staple of every core program designed. The traditional pallof press has been well documented in research to support it's ability along with other isometric trunk exercises to enhance core stiffness (1). This modified partner...

Planks are a traditional starting point when it comes to core workouts. However, with the amount of plank variations seen in the fitness industry, one may find it difficult to choose the best plank variation for them. It comes down to purpose, what do you...

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