Climbing is hard on the finger flexor tendons and annular pulleys (A2 and such). If you climb and/or train frequently at a rigorous level, then there's a good chance you've experienced finger pain and perhaps even an overuse and acute injury.
So, what can you do to reduce your risk of these pesky finger injuries?
New research has revealed a coupled training-nutritional intervention that can increase tendon strength and health. Based on this research, I have developed a simple 6-minute "protective" finger training protocol that will nourish and strengthen your finger flexor tendons and annular pulleys. Think of this brief training session as “prehab”—because it will enhance collagen synthesis in your tendons and ligaments…and, thus, improve the health and strength of these important structures.
Best of all, this is one climbing exercise that you can do almost daily! Of course, intensive hangboard training protocols must be limited to just a few days per week—they are hard on the muscles, nervous system, and connective tissues and, if you do too much, there’s a good chance you’ll end up injured. But this brief moderate-intensity protective protocol can be utilized daily, either as a rest day "prehab" session or as part of your warm-up routine before your main climbing/training of the day.
I bought this along with the heavy roller and training is so much simpler! I just load the weights up on the pin, clip in and go train. I used to use slings and karabiners but I'll never go back now. Makes the house tidier too!
I've always struggled with wrist strength in climbing and never known how to improve it off the wall. Slopers felt hard, my wrist pops and cracks a bit on them as well. This tool fixed it! I love it. Really well made as well, so it looks good too.