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), that irritating pain in your elbow after climbing for a whole week straight.
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. You'restraining the the same musclesthat 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 formany yearsto come. Conveniently you can do so with our awesomeCrimp Training Resistance 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
Safe and durable
Built with 100% 1st grade silica gel
Will last longer
How to use:
Place finger loops over the end of your fingers.
Open your hand (finger extension) as far as you can for 10 repetitions, 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 over train and hurt yourself!