Enhanced muscular endurance levels for climbing

Powerball Increases grip strength endurance allowing climbers to to go for longer and climb harder without getting  fatigued or ‘pumped’. This is achieved with Powerball through improving the aerobic capacity of the climber’s forearms. As there are no muscles in the fingers, the strength it takes to support your body while hanging from a rock face originates in the forearm flexor muscles. Long, strenuous climbs involve significant isometric contractions in the forearm muscles leaving them tight and fatigued. Once forearms become pumped, the fingers uncurl and gripping ability fails, substantially increasing the risk of falling.

Using Powerball daily will give immediate and long lasting benefits for climbers of all abilities. Powerball has also a physio designed non-impact resistance programme perfect for climbers. This performed daily, helps significantly increase muscular endurance and stamina levels in the forearms, raising the fatigue threshold at which dreaded ‘muscle pump’ occurs and substantially increasing wrist and grip strength – you’ll climb better as a consequence.

Our products have been used consistently by climbers for years. See what Brett Winks an avid climber an physiotherapist had to say about Powerball at the bottom of the page.

Rehab & Strengthening Programme

3 simple steps

1
Select
Equipment
2
Watch
Exercises
3
Follow
Programmes
1

Select Equipment

Choose the powerful, handheld gyroscopic hand exerciser that’s right for you.

2

Watch Exercises

Practice these short, physio-designed rehabilitation and strengthening exercises.

Finger Flexors and Extensors

Download Programme

Wrist Flexors and Extensors

Download Programme

Shoulder Abductors

Shoulder Flexors

Elbow Extensors

Shoulder Extensors

Shoulder Girdle Upper Trapezius

Shoulder External Rotators

Powerspin – Arm, Elbow and Forearm

Powerspin – Shoulder and Shoulder Girdle

Powerspin – Triceps, Deltoid and Pectoralis

3

Follow Guidelines

Extensive, easy to follow exercise guidelines to help with your rehab and strengthening.

 
Week 1:
An initial workout of 3 x 30 seconds spin sessions with a 1 minute break between each, repeated on alternate days. Use your first session to establish the RPM at which you are challenged but can still maintain a solid grip on the ball.
 
Week 2: 3 x 30 second spin sessions with a 1 minute break between each, repeated daily.
 
Week 3:3 x 60 second spin sessions with a 1 minute break between each, repeated on alternate days
 
Week 4: 3 x 60 second spin sessions with a 1 minute break between each, repeated daily.
 
Remember

Initial spin speed is determined by your personal strength and fitness level as well as whether you’re using the ball to rehabilitate a pre-existing injury or to help build muscle strength - always begin conservatively until you fully establish the spin speed at which your muscles are being challenged yet can still maintain a solid grip on the ball.

Progress is achieved by increasing duration and spin speed in conjunction with a regular exercise schedule. Should you experience any discomfort while exercising with Powerball® or Powerspin®, speak to your doctor or other qualified healthcare practitioner to get the best advice and support.

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