STRENGTHEN, LENGTHEN, DEEPEN
Getting better is a balancing act.
Peg boarding alone will not make you a stronger, better, or happier climber.
To offer you some new balance to your normal routine, follow along with our monthly yoga posture.
Upward Plank – Purvottanasana
This posture is a team player. It’ll get your shoulders working, your calves, shins, quads, back, core, even toes firing up.
Do this posture at the end of your climbing session after a properly warming up.*
- Begin seated with legs straight in front of you, internally rotating together, with toes pointed.
- Place your hands 6 inches to a foot behind your hips, palms down, finger tips pointing towards your feet.
- Tuck your tailbone, taking the arch out of your back, slowly lift your hips high, with the goal in mind of touching your toes to the ground.
- Let your head either stay upright gazing upright, in a neutral position looking at the sky, or relaxed back looking behind you.
Listen to your neck, if you feel discomfort relaxing back, gently lift your head back up.
- Stay in this posture for 5 slow and controlled breaths.
When you’re ready to come out of this posture, lift your head back to upright first, then lower down with control.