||[Feb. 17th, 2006|01:06 pm]
New England Indoor Rock Climbers
Hello dear all - I just got into indoor climbing about a month ago, and I am enjoying it tremendously! It is definetely very addictive.|
I have a couple of problems/concerns, and just wanted to see if anyone has any advice for me.
1) I bruise really easily, and I keep bumping into the walls with my knees. Basically, my legs and especially knees are covered with really big ugly bruises. Its not that big a deal (other then the fact that I can't wear skirts anymore...sigh) but is there any way to either avoid bruises or speed up the healing?
I am using Arnica gel and taking Arnica tablets, but it just doesn't seem to help...
2) I started to get blisters on my hands. Sorry for sounding like a sissy, but I'm a "girlie girl" and wanted to see if anyone knows how to avoid that too? Wearing gloves is not an option, and I tried taping up, but it restricts the movement as well. Any advice there?
Thank you all so very much in advance, and I am thrilled to discover climbing!