Everyone always wonders, 'How can I improve my crimp strength?' With our Crimp Training Bands, that's how!
You might be thinking, but crimps require SQUEEZING, not EXTENDING your fingers. Right you are, our rock climbing internet friend, however, it is also true that climbers who do not train their antagonist stabilizer muscles in their lateral forearm are prone to pain and in certain cases, lateral tendinosis (Tennis Elbow) - You know, that irritating pain in your elbow after climbing for a whole week straight? Yeah, that.
BUT, what you might not have known is that when your arms are all chicken winged out during a crimp, you're actually using your underdeveloped extensor muscles to hold the position. That's right, you're straining the the same muscles that cause this pain.
To make things worse, a severe case of lateral tendinosis can require 6 MONTHS or longer of rehabilitation.
Now, if you love climbing as much as we do, 6 months of no climbing would really, really, suck. It's important that you constantly train your extensor muscles when you go rock climbing, that is, if you're planning to continue climbing for many years to come. Conveniently you can do so with our AWESOME Crimp Training Bands!
Reduce risk of injuries
Correct imbalances on individual fingers
Balance your forearm musculature
Increase your grip strength
Stabilize your wrist and elbow joints
Optimize finger dexterity
How to use:
Place finger loops over the end of your fingers
Open your hand (finger extension) as far as you can for 10 reps, then switch to the other hand.
After 3-8 sets on each hand, stretch your forearms and repeat in 24 - 48 hours. (Train at your personal level - don't overtrain and hurt yourself!)