Foot technique is often given too little attention when climbing. Today we take a closer look at a common mistake that creeps in among both beginners and advanced climbers with climbing pro Dave MacLeod.
Dave MacLeod is a professional climber, coach and author. He enjoys a high reputation not only because of his outstanding performance on the rock, but also because of his sports science expertise.
In Dave MacLeod's eyes, the most common mistake in foot technique concerns the "counterbalancing foot". In other words, the foot that acts as a lever for the longitudinal axis and, pressed against the wall, promotes further gripping.
As the training expert explains in the following video, you can do a lot wrong with this supposedly simple technique, but luckily you can also easily correct existing movement patterns.
Video: How to improve your foot technique when climbing
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Credits: Cover picture Dave MacLeod