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Mar 312014
 
Climber Posture Part 2 - MOBILITY

  As part of our Health & Wellness series @PG, we asked local climber and chiropractor Natasha Barnes to share her thoughts on spinal health and preventing climbing-related injuries. In her first article, ‘Climber Posture‘, Dr. Barnes gave us 2 ways to test for dysfunctional posture. She also presented a very convincing case on why postural health should Read more…

Mar 312014
 
WOW - Double Clutches with Travis

  DOUBLE CLUTCHES with Travis  This WOW will improve your timing with dynamic motion and also improves contact strength and deadpointing skills. TIME: 15 – 20 minutes DIFFICULTY:  All levels EQUIPMENT: Systems Board + climbing shoes/chalk FOCUS: Strength, Power   INTRO: *Improving your Contact strength and Deadpointing skills is a great way to bump up your level Read more…

Mar 282014
 
Future National Champions - The PG Youth Climbing Teams

  For this new series on the PG blog we’re turning the spotlight on the community in our Youth Climbing Teams. The team kids and coaches at all our locations are an incredible group of climbers and we wanted to give them the attention they deserve for a ‘job well done’! This first article in Read more…

Mar 262014
 
Victory Lap – ABS Nationals 2014 by Max Zolotukhin

  If you’ve climbed at a Planet Granite gym before, you’ve likely had the pleasure of climbing on a route set by ‘MZ‘ also known as Max Zolotukhin. Max’s attention to detail and passion for unique and creative movement loudly comes through in each of the boulder problems and routes that bear his initials. When Read more…

Mar 242014
 
WOW - Standing TRX with Lauren

  STANDING TRX with Lauren  This WOW is designed to strengthen your legs, hips, and core.  TIME: 15 – 20 minutes DIFFICULTY:  All levels EQUIPMENT: TRX suspension straps plus an anchor point FOCUS: Strength, Core, Stability   INTRO:  *Having strong leg and calf muscles is an important part of developing advanced climbing technique! And it often gets overshadowed by Read more…

Mar 212014
 
Friction Series Part 2 @PG San Francisco

  FRICTION SERIES 2014 continued @PG San Francisco on March 14th! *Scores HERE     |     *Photos HERE Climbers of all ages and abilities joined in the fun on incredible routes set especially for the competition by PG’s team of talented and hardworking route setters. Treats from pizza to massage were enjoyed by competitors, Read more…