Prevent Knee Injuries: Resisted Drop-Knee With Overhead Press - Climbing Magazine

Prevent Knee Injuries: Resisted Drop Knee With Overhead Press

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Perform this exercise to improve and reinforce the movement pattern of a drop-knee in climbing. This exercise coordinates stability between the opposing pressure of both feet and your reaching arm. Good strength and control in your hips allow you to rotate your hip and knee as a unit during a drop-knee. In addition, this exercise will also strengthen the muscles that help you absorb shock from landing while bouldering, or during approaches and descents with a heavy pack.