Rock climbers consistently risking injury and pain to maximize performance

Rock climbers are routinely putting themselves at risk of pain and injury by wearing footwear several sizes too small for them, according to new research from the University of Dundee. It had been known for many years that some rock climbers wore ill-fitting and excessively tight footwear during climbing activity in order to maximize performance on small grips but scant evidence existed regarding the extent or harm of this practice.

Rock climbers are routinely putting themselves at risk of pain and injury by wearing footwear several sizes too small for them, according to new research from the University of Dundee. It had been known for many years that some rock climbers wore ill-fitting and excessively tight footwear during climbing activity in order to maximize performance on small grips but scant evidence existed regarding the extent or harm of this practice.

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Rock climbers consistently risking injury and pain to maximize performance