Climbing is booming, even in the hall. For the health, going up to the heights has immense benefits. The myth of the icy cliff, which generates awe among mountaineers, floats at best like a breeze through this large area on the Lower Rhine. There the flat alpinist can climb his private Eiger, his Great Pinnacle or his Matterhorn. There is no fear because the ceiling of the hall is at most 13 meters high. You do not have to go to the mountain at 3 o’clock, the karabiners are not exposed to the weather, avalanches are unlikely. Rather, there is applause that you have overcome and how a reptile crawled into the air.
Climbing is booming – and yet it is an age-old discipline, an archaic instinct of man: from toddler legs he wants high and higher. The big green is in all of us, and what is the one apple tree, the next is the loft bed and the third the wall unit in the living room. This climbing impulse is harnessed by healing professions. Children move from the couch to sniff the high-altitude air. instead of wandering their fingers over the smartphone, they use it to handle elements. By doing this, their body feels the leg muscles vividly. it happens when their feet are looking for support so their body can push upwards.
Friends are vital here, so they can secure the way on the wall from the ground and spur it on, not by the app. Attention does not focus on a thousand medial pieces of information at the same time, it’s about concentrating on oneself, one’s body and the best way up.
The action phases of the muscles are easy to recognize. When you watch, you can see how climbing mobilizes the body: The action phases of the muscles between tension, pressure, stretching, stretching and relaxation are clearly visible.
In a playful way, they have strengthened their muscle function chains, the shoulder girdle, the back, the arms and legs, the fingers and the heart muscle as well: climbing is exhausting. Gravity and your own weight are overcome on the climbing wall with a muscular overall program that is more extensive than any fitness equipment. At the same time, climber perceived themselves and the body in three-dimensional space; they have tested what is difficult on the wall and what is easy.
Sick people can benefit from climbing the wall in terms of rehabilitation. There are many children and adolescents suffer from postural disorders that drive them into immobility and apathy. On the climbing wall, they learn to train their body and maybe to love again. Older persons who were suffering from disc problems or even scoliosis will gain their health back. Lateral deviation of the spinal column from the longitudinal axis with a twisting of the vertebrae will have an improvement. They who have an artificial hip or knee joint has proved it. Instead of griefing with restricted shoulder joints, they find a pleasurable and very motivating therapy on wall climbing. Not to mention the preventive aspect of a workout of the entire musculature.
No one has to fear the fingers: the legs do the most work. Climbing is not a consequence of pull-ups. One pushes himself up against the wall, above all through the work of the leg musculature. Climbing is good for anybody who spends his life in front of the PC all day. One will experience stretching his trunk and thereby stabilize his body in the erection.
But climbing is also a sport for the brain. Educators and physiotherapists a prove that climbing helps children with reading and writing difficulties. By constantly crossing the middle of the body, will bridge an interconnection between the two halves of the brain. This will increases the mental performance. Pediatricians report that ADHD children conditions are improving after climbing regularly. These children are those who have been experiencing poor concentration and restlessness. In other neurological conditions such as the slight stroke or multiple sclerosis professionals also swear on therapeutic climbing.
Even psychiatrists and psychotherapists know candidates for climbing. If you put a fear patient literally on the wall, he will first get the shiver. But then he gains step by step, meter by meter, something that he had lost: self-confidence. At the same time, because he is hanging on someone else’s rope, he learns to trust his buddies. He’s entering a situation that makes him feels comfort. when he drops himself, he knows his buddies will catch him.
Some other advantages of doing this exercise are body awareness being consolidated, the orientation in space is trained, the strength in the extremities increased, and the economy of the movements trained. You do not have to be ten meters high. Two meters above sea level are already a lot if you have never done that before.
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