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The 3 Best Stretches for Climbers

Many climbers neglect stretching after training, but it is extremely beneficial. Discover why you should do it and the 3 best ones to use in this article.

Many climbers neglect stretching after training, but it is extremely beneficial. 

Discover why you should do it and the three best ones to use in this article.

Climbing Stretches Vlog

Bully Stretch

The bully stretch is great for your arms and torso. 

Attach a band to a secure location, such as a pole or a higher spot, and then hook your shoulder onto it. Lean into the stretch by pulling your shoulder down and back and leading with the opposing leg.

Frog Pose

The next one is the frog pose, which is also used in yoga and is a great hip opener.

Place your hands underneath your shoulders and your knees below your hips in a tabletop position. Press back towards your legs.

This exercise works your core and legs. It also relaxes you and relieves physical tension in your body after climbing.

Runners Lunge

The runner's lunge is the most well-known of these three stretching exercises. 

This excellent stretch targets the hamstrings, hip flexors, inner thighs, and quadriceps.

With a slight movement change, you can also stretch your calves.

Conclusion

These three stretches are great for climbers or anyone, but they shouldn't be used exclusively. 

It is better to do a full-body stretch after your workout.

If you want to learn more about climbing training, check out ‘Emergency Roping and Bouldering’.

Safe training!

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Article by Sam Fury

Sam Fury is the creator and owner of the Survival Fitness Plan.

He has had a passion for martial arts and outdoor pursuits since he was a young boy growing up in Australia.

As a young adult he joined the military and studied outdoor leadership in college. After that, to further his skills, Sam started traveling to learn from the best in the world in various fields related to the Survival Fitness Plan including various martial arts in China, SE Asia and Brazil, Parkour in Singapore, Surf Life Saving in Australia, and others. 

These days, he still enjoys learning new things, traveling and sharing what he has learned via the Survival Fitness Plan. 

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