170kg ! Solely due to wearing a Napalm Death vest.Incidentally I did my hardest onsight at Ratho the day before, despite it being cold and generally having a sluggish bloaty week due to stomach issues.
Do you use straps above a certain weight too Measles?
What's the deal with belts?
I'm trying to get a stronger posterior chain for climbing, not lift as much as possible.
No belt Fiend?? You must have faith in your back not exploding...
Jesus its quite intense - is it normal to feel a bit dizzy after? The bumpy boys reckoned it might have had something to do with forgetting to breathe for several minutes from the shock..Also the gym scene takes some getting used to - its a bit much to go from feeling like the fat cnut at the crag to being the 7 stone (I wish..) weakling - I could taste the pity - I'm sure next time they're gonna strap me to the bench and force feed me whey and 'roids
Nibble I *might* try barefoot just for you, but I don't feel any bad effects from the shoes, and the back thing is more of a concern. About the lift form, when should more quad activation occur?
Iíll wad you guys back for:1. teestub for mentioning posterior chain
Sorry guys, couldn't reply earlier. No, that's not one of the articles that I've read, in any case as OMM said, it makes sense to avoid such a movement pattern in a warm up! On the matter of specificity, or real world function, my experience is that the kind of core tension required for climbing is far more complex than the one that can be developed with front levers or windscreen wipers or even ab-wheel. All these excercises train the ability of "pushing" yourself up against gravity, and do not place a serious effort on the legs. In climbing on very overhanging terrain, this kind of ability - although crucial in terms of pure strength - is not enough, because the specific climbing effort requires that we stay rigid but actually pushing our body down on the footholds, rather than pushing it up against the rock. So, down to the hips it's mostly the frontal part of the torso that bears the effort, but from the hips down, it's all the posterior chain, from erectors (that are involved in the levers anyway) to the glutes, hamstrings and calves.
I haven't read it all either, but judging by the pics enlightening the muscles (the abs), it could be that it completely overlooks glutes and hamstrings. I've found out, by training specifically core tension on my board, that staying put on steep terrain with small feet involves tons of pulling with glutes and hamstrings, along with abs. Abs work only the lower torso, stopping at the pelvis, but then you have your legs that have to stay tight to maintain contact with the footholds. And abs don't move legs. And the usual demonstrative video. Glutes and hamstrings engage to push the pelvis up after putting the foot on the foothold.
2. fiend for realising that heavy metal + heavy metal = muthafuckin heavy metal squared
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