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Old 06-26-2006, 07:58 PM   #5
Andrew Nashel
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Jugs are fine I guess. As usual, ease into it, as even climbing on jugs can tweak tendons. Steep bouldering is great for working on core tension, and can be very gymnastic, but you don't really want to jump into it without some time on the easier stuff. Again, you might as well just start climbing in general!

I offer these warnings are someone who has blown a finger pulley and built a campus board in my kitchen.

Edit: Rereading exactly what you were asking, Mike, I would still be wary of campusing even to big holds. Absorbing the shock of dynamic work is much harder on tendons than kipping pullups. Also think about doing lockoff work with a bar and just doing pullups using a hangboard.

(Message edited by andrewn on June 26, 2006)
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