Tag: Training for climbing
I love Dolphin! It is great to strengthen our upper body, helping us to prepare for a number of inversions. Think headstands and forearm balances! As a climber, practicing Dolphin will offer some excellent benefits, such as strengthening antagonistic muscles on the shoulders and the triceps; opening the upper torso (chest, shoulders and armpits) and…
Build up resilience and open up your hips with Warrior II
From one of my least it became one of my favourite standing poses! Back to the time I had my right ACL reconstructed this was a key pose to help me to get back to full recovery. Virabhadrasana II, or Warrior 2, is considered a beginner’s pose but don’t be fooled, it’s more complex than…
Tight Hamstrings? Try this one then!
Reclining Hand to Big Toe (Supta Padangusthasana)
Making the Most of your Downward Facing Dog
Adho Mukha Svanasana, or Downward Facing Dog, is for sure one of the most recognised yoga poses that there is. It is great for climbers in many ways as it helps to build up upper body strength (arms, shoulders and lats), shoulder stability and mobility, stretching your hamstrings, calves and spine. As the hips are…