Measuring lifting forces in rock climbing: effect of hold size and fingertip structure.

@article{Bourne2011MeasuringLF,
  title={Measuring lifting forces in rock climbing: effect of hold size and fingertip structure.},
  author={R. Bourne and M. Halaki and B. Vanwanseele and Jillian L. Clarke},
  journal={Journal of applied biomechanics},
  year={2011},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={
          40-6
        }
}
This study investigates the hypothesis that shallow edge lifting force in high-level rock climbers is more strongly related to fingertip soft tissue anatomy than to absolute strength or strength to body mass ratio. Fifteen experienced climbers performed repeated maximal single hand lifting exercises on rectangular sandstone edges of depth 2.8, 4.3, 5.8, 7.3, and 12.5 mm while standing on a force measurement platform. Fingertip soft tissue dimensions were assessed by ultrasound imaging. Shallow… Expand
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