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Climbing Warm Ups?

Postby guy with finger pains » Fri Apr 29, 2005 9:37 pm

I play guitar as well as climb but when ever i climb i get this horrible joint pain in my fingers where it hurts to close my hands. I don't want this to affect either guitar or climbing so what type of warm ups should i use or does any one know any sites?


Postby Dom » Fri Apr 29, 2005 9:38 pm

Well, you haven't actually said whether you get that pain before or after you warm up.. Do you jump on routes where you're forced to close-crimp before you're properly warmed up? If so, I recommend you warm up your finger by doing easy, open-handed climbing. LIke hanging on jugs etc. Then slowly start close-crimping stuff, but only when you don't feel pain. Basically, get enough blood flow to your fingers by warming up so that it doesn't hurt at all when you close-crimp. If it still hurts, then it's probably an injury. And injuries suck. I know this because I spend maybe 3 - 4 months a year, every year, injured. There's an interesting article on about warming up your fingers too. Hope that helps. dom

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