Climbing, Stretching, Chris Lindner … and some yoga

Carabiners  is the only climbing gym around the southcoast area, the next closest would be Providence or Boston, although a couple of the Southcoast YMCAs have walls, but not like Carabiners. The membership is really affordable and if you want to try it out, and you’ve never been, tell me! You can bring 2 free guests a month with a membership.

For the past couple years I’ve been going there. It’s pretty sweet (and they are working on opening up a new one in CT sometime soon). It is a good way to get a good workout and its kinda a social thing too (you can look for a partner here ). I know when I used to go later on at night, there would be a good amount of people working on bouldering problems, top-roping, or lead climbing.

After climbing I find that my forearms are usually on fire. So there are some stretching moves, like turning your hands up,to loosen up. But how can yoga help climbers? A google video search turned up with this:

It was weird that there is just random climbing shots in there (i think one of the climbers is Chris Lindner**) That’s just a sample of a longer video, but there are plenty of asanas that would be great for climbers, here’s a few that I thought of:

Seated Spinal Twist

Standing Foward Bend (Uttanasana) Variation

Eagle (Garudasana)

What else?

**best hair, for a guy with long hair.


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