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10.29.2019

Getting A Grip On Climbing

For the first time Sport Climbing will be a Summer Olympic event and part of the 2020 Games in Tokyo, Japan. Men and women will compete in three disciplines; lead climbing, speed climbing and bouldering. Experts predict that the sport will eventually dethrone CrossFit in participation and popularity. 

This past year the commercial climbing gym industry grew at a 11.87 percent rate and over 8 million people climbed outdoors at least once.  To understand the magnitude of the sport, USA Climbing has over 18 million subscribers. You can visit their online site to find where to watch National and Regional events in person or view on TV. 

Sport Climbing

Climbing, as it has evolved has its own terminology. The sport identifies specific hand and finger arrangements to maximize the appropriate strength in specific situations. The basic grips are classified as crimp, pocket grip, pinch, open hand grip and meat hook grip and any climber will benefit learning the application of each. 

Sport Climbing

The Pendulum Grip Cart attends to all the muscular associated with strengthening the hands and fingers and is an excellent precursor to the sport of climbing. Get your hands Strong to enjoy this fast growing sport. 

Grip

Pendulum Grip Cart

Pendulum Grip Cart

Using a Few of Many Grip Tools Located on the Pendulum Grip Cart

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