Since you're pulling your body up when you do rockclimbing, I'd add some pull ups. When there's a tree nearby with a low hanging branch, do a few. Monkey bars are another good place to strengthen...
My rockclimbing class started today! I was so excited, until I climbed one wall, came back down and passed out. Wonderful. Apparently someone went to grab a person who worked...
Duh File: RockClimbing Injuriesby
, First national study to examine rockclimbing-related injuries, issued by Nationwide Children’s Hospital... there were hospitalized for a rockclimbing-related injury,”
Now, in all seriousness, the study...
Rockclimbing Tips - Safetyby
Climbing! Make sure to let your belayer know you're starting to climb by saying "Climbing" to shich they will respond "Climb on!"
Feet out. If you fall, keep you feet out in front of you to catch...
Rockclimbing Tips - Movesby
Smear. Smear is when you place your foot directly on the rock to use the friction between the shoe and rock
Step-Through. Step-through is when you step sideways in front of the leg that you are standing...
Go Climb a Rockby
Dr. John H.
at -40F), but why climb a rock?
Think of climbing a mountain as a giant Rubik's cube - a wonderful... - The leader uses a combination of footholds, handholds, cracks, and friction to climb up the rock face...
Kids RockClimbing ~ A Boost To Self-Confidenceby
Have your child tried rockclimbing before?
If not, you might want to seriously consider letting... them, “Do You Like It?” They asked, “Mummy, WHEN can we come again?” *laugh*
Will your child like rockclimbing? My boys sure...
Hiking is one of the most accessible and fun outdoor activities around. If you can walk, you can hike.
Hiking can be a social activity, and a great way to spend time in nature and get some exercise. Avid hikers
consider hiking the best way to explore remote places, without the distractions of vehicle noise.
For a basic day hike, you'll need comfortable shoes or hiking boots, a pair of synthetic (non-cotton) socks,
shorts or pants, and preferably a synthetic or non-cotton shirt. Depending on the weather, you may want to
wear multiple layers to keep you warm and allow you to adjust to the day's temperature. You may want to
consider a pair of synthetic underwear to prevent chafing on the inside of your legs as well. In addition to
clothing, you'll need to bring along water, and some food. You also may want to wear a hat or visor to protect
you from the sun or rain, and sunscreen. Depending on where you're hiking, it can be a good idea to bring
along some bug spray as well.
For longer hikes, the classic '10 essentials of hiking' include: a map, compass, flashlight, food, water,
water purification, extra clothing, rain gear, matches, sun protection, pocket knife, and first aid kit. These are
all great to have, especially if going on a multi-day hiking and camping trip. You may also want to bring a
whistle along, it's a great tool for alerting others if you're in danger.