Warming up on a fun route called Brian’s Brain (V1).
I had a sweet first time bouldering outdoors for 3 days in Chattanooga. Learned that I’m ballsy enough to climb sketchy highball routes despite the fact that I have a fear of heights, and that I actually really enjoy slab outdoors. In fact, my favorite route was a V2 slab highball. Safe to say I’m not just a gym climber anymore. 😜
First day climbing yesterday after two weeks of rest for my hurt shoulder. I was so bad you guys.. It’s crazy how quickly the finer muscles in the hands and forearms deteriorate without regular use. Super happy to be back though, I’m sure I’ll be improving again soon enough. Still managed to haul myself up these 5’s, but I think they’re rated a little easy 😅
⚡Pain, discomfort, and apprehension are not uncommon when performing a drop knee maneuver. This technique is utilized in certain situation to maintain body tension and keep the body close to the wall. It involves rotating the hips away and pivoting the foot to maintain contact on a foothold.
👆This technique requires a fair amount of rotation through the hips and the knee... Yes, the KNEE can rotate too, it doesn't ONLY function as a hinge.
👉These two exercises can improve the rotation through your hips and knees, as well as simply get you comfortable with the position, in a climbing-specific way.
🙌Thanks @craftedsam for being my climbing model again! His drop knee looks like Adam Ondra's!
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