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Importance of Core Strength for Climbing and Athletic Performance

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Core strength is vital for all-around athletic performance and remains one of the most important aspects to improving your climbing ability. A weak core can leave you susceptible to lower back pain and muscle injuries. Despite an emphasis on grip strength, improving your core strength remains equally as important. In our post on ‘5 Key Core Exercises’, we went over things that you can do practically anywhere. This time we’d like to go into more detail about your core, how to incorporate core strength exercises into…

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Adventure Woman – Lisa Hunka

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Lisa grew up on the Alberta prairies. In her younger adult years she discovered her passion in the Rocky Mountains, with backpacking, mountaineering and climbing. Lisa recalls at an early age receiving a treasured gift,  a pair of cross country skis. Growing up in the heart of the prairies this was one of her first introductions to a sport that would lead her to play in the mountains. Her first career had her very much in the outdoors. After completing her degree in forestry, she…

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Adventure Woman – Tiffany Meyer

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

  Tiffany is a Bow Valley local who took up climbing in her 51st year of life. It was while she was working at the newly opened Good Earth Café which looks directly into the newly built climbing gym at Elevation Place, in Canmore AB. While working and observing many climbers new and seasoned she was intrigued by their movement and skill, she felt a draw to give climbing a try. First she had to work to overcome a shoulder injury, she managed this with…

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