Injury Prevention for younger people

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Post by anticlmber » Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:12 pm

stick-clipping the first bolt of ROCS.


that should help you survive until at least next year
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Post by mike_a_lafontaine » Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:39 pm

Don't skimp on weight training. You don't have to lift heavy, in fact, it's better to do lighter weights for reps. For each muscle group, find one or two lifting exercises and then choose a weight that you can do 8-12 times for 3-5 reps and lift each group 1 or 2 times per week. Moderate weight training will improve bone density later in age as well as ligament and tendon strength, improve lean muscle mass and endurance.

And yes, stretch, both before AND after exercise!

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Post by anticlmber » Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:08 pm

don't age.

try drinking oil of olay.
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Post by dipsi » Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:16 pm

Mack5 wrote:anti this is why i said in my first post, that any advice from you is bad advice......even tho your first comment was prolly right.
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Post by mike_anderson » Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:06 pm

Icing is probably the single best way to prevent all types of injuries except frostbite.

It's probably overkill at your age, but anytime you feel a little more worked than normal, or something jointy is hurting, ice will help.

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Post by kato » Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:35 pm

Eat healthy, know your gear, drive safe (or ride with a safe driver). At 15, those are your three biggest risks.
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Post by schwagpad » Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:48 pm

I never used to warm up much (still not very good at it), but I have had tendinitis for 7 years because of a particular day when I didn't warm up and jumped on a hard boulder problem... So...do what the old guys do. Warm up some, even if it doesn't feel like you need to.

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Post by Brentucky » Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:07 pm

Hang with people who are older, weaker, and more disabled than you are for your whole life and distort your perception a bit that way, then you'll be just fine. Also, don't smoke, it's a joke!
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Post by pigsteak » Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:40 pm

Brentucky wrote:Hang with people who are older, weaker, and more disabled than you are for your whole life and distort your perception a bit that way, then you'll be just fine. Also, don't smoke, it's a joke!
you are now officially uninvited for thursday...punk.

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Post by therookie » Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:18 pm

warm up slow, theraband exercises for shoulders and rotator cuffs, drink water, REST...not talking 1 day off 9 days on. if you feel tired, rest.

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Post by One-Fall » Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:36 pm

All good advice. Also, look at Conditioning for Climbers. Horst offers up a bunch of stretches and exercises to do to minimize your risk of being hurt during climbing and for staving off muscle imbalances.
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Post by rustyvasectomy » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:27 pm

lift heavy weights. use your back as much as possible, its the strongest part of your body.
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Post by Barnacle Ben » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:51 pm

Legs are the strongest part of your body.
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