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    Ask Sean McColl

    World Champion Climber. Future Olympian. Canadian.

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    Kyle wilsom

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    Hey brother, any suggestions on how to heal a pulley injury other than time off? Thanks!

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      Sean McColl

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      It depends on how bad the injury is. It would probably be worth asking a hand specialist that has already diagnosed other climbing related tendon injuries. If it’s not that bad, sometimes some tape, good exercises and warmup can work fine.

      Cheers,
      Sean

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    Charlton

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    Hey sean,
    Do 1 arm hangs on a hangboard have a place in your training? If so, do you INCORPORATE theM in a certain phase of your training or just use it to change things up? Thanks for the inspiration!

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      Sean McColl

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      Hi Charlton,
      Yes, I use 1 arm hanging in my training but generally only in the first 3 months, before the bouldering world cup season starts. I might throw in a day of deadhanging mid season if I want to get back to a bit of power training for a day or two.
      Cheers,
      Sena

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    CHRIs

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    Hi sean,
    Mainly when I top rope I have a hard time really engaging/trusting my Legs. When Im on routes like 5.10’s and 11’s i find myself tIred quicky. Do you have any tips on how to engage your lower body?
    Thansk so much,
    Chris

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      Sean McColl

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      Hi Chris,
      You should practice engaging/trusting your legs on boulder problems or routes that are much easier in difficulty. This will come down to moving back and forth on your legs with your arms not moving. Once you can do it at an easier grade, it will be easier to incorporate it at the grade you are trying to redpoint.
      Cheers,
      Sean

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    ugur

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    hi sean
    can i use PROTEIN POWDER after trainig, it is usefull or not?

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      Sean McColl

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      Hi Uger,
      Not sure, I don’t use any.
      Cheers,
      Sean

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    Aidan

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    hey sean. just wondering how you stay focused while at a competition. thanks.

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