Posted on September 12, 2012 Updated on September 12, 2012
Look at how young everyone was!!!
This entry was posted in Archives, Coaches, Elite Team, Video.
Seemed a lovely/brilliant video until the young kids on the campus board near the end!!!!! Hope I can be proved wrong on this one :)
As taken from big research document from British Mountaineering Council – http://www.thebmc.co.uk/growing-pains-training-young-climbers
“Fingers stop growing at around age 16.5 years. There is growing body of evidence to suggest that the repeated micro traumas that can result from over-training, or inappropriate intensive climbing, can damage finger growth and function. For example, the inability to lay your hand completely flat (hand palm side down) on a table suggests that you may have Dupuytren’s contracture. This is when the finger tendons shorten so that finger/s can’t be straighten. It typically occurs between the ages of 40 to 60, is associated with those who work hard using their hands, alcoholism, or have some genetic predisposition to it (Northern European descent). Of 561 UK climbers surveyed (mostly veteran male climbers), 19.5% had developed early onset of Dupuytren’s.”
See the scary bit of Sasha DiGiulian at 4:20 in this youtube video: http://youtu.be/cpvyIYseFYg
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