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Climbing is a sport that involves every single muscle of the body, so it is important to be well rounded in workouts. Professional climber and Roxy Outdoor Fitness ambassador Sierra Blair-Coyle knows this better than anyone and demands exercises that prepare her body for difficult holds in climbing.
Here are Sierra’s 6 easy stretches that will get you ready for any workout! And what better way to enjoy your workout then have the technical benefits of the Ready Steady Top that doubles as a swim top and sports bra and the Spike Shorts that are fit to flatter and beat the heat both in and outdoors.
1. Rows in Prone Position (10 reps per arm)
Benefits: Full body exercise.
-Start in push-up stance with feet shoulder width apart, handles balanced on dumbbells. Alternately pull up elbow behind your back and lower onto ground without moving your body.
2. Pistol Squats (15 reps per leg)
Benefits: Works abdominal and leg muscles.
-Start standing with one leg lifted in front of your body. Slowly lower yourself as if you are sitting in a chair, while keeping your leg extended in front of you. Return to standing position and repeat.
*Pistol squats can be completed with or without weight.
3 & 4. Overhead Shoulder Press (15 reps)
Benefits: Works shoulder muscles, upper back, and core.
-Start with elbows by your sides, dumbbells in your hands, palms facing away from you. Push arms above head until they are straight, but do not lock out your elbows. Return to starting position and repeat.
5 & 6. V Ups (25 reps)
Benefits: Works abdominal muscles.
-Start laying flat on your back. Lift arms and legs at the same time to create a V position. Keep moving until your hands and feet touch, while keeping your arms and legs straight. Lower into starting position and repeat.