If you climb regularly—and even more so if you hangboard and/or campus train—then it’s essential that you also train the muscles of the lateral forearm. These vital muscles serve as antagonist stabilizers during finger flexion as in gripping a rock hold. Many climbers do not train the antagonists, and the long-term result is often pain and, in some cases, lateral tendinosis.

In this video, you will learn the two effective exercises for training the antagonist muscles in a climbing-specific way (hint: the exercise is NOT extending your fingers against a rubber band or similar device!).

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