It’s a myth of climbing beta that we’ve all heard: hanging on your bones instead of engaging muscles conserves energy while resting on a climb. The fallacy of this myth is that the human body is not manufactured to function like a bag of rocks. Hanging loose puts undue stress, wear, and tear on the soft tissues that function to connect the bones in our shoulders, leading to a host of insidious injuries. The wild thing is that climbers are hanging loose even when energy conservation isn’t a concern, such as on the hangboard or pull-up bar.Read More
It seems almost EVERYONE is drinking or incorporating bone broth into their diet now. In the last few years this ancient superfood has returned with a force in the health, athletic, and culinary worlds.Read More
For those of us who train, whether a weekend warrior or high level competitive athlete, if we want to maximize both our training gains and performance, magnesium levels are key.Read More
Is inflammation getting you down?
Following injury, whether from a specific traumatic event or as a result of accumulative, repetitive stress, our body responds by initiating an inflammatory cascade of events targeting the injured tissue. This inflammatory response is carried out by a predictable series of events intended to clean up cellular debris, repair the insulted tissue, and allow return to normal function over the course of weeks to months.Read More