JAE-HYEONG CHOI #calisthenics

JAE-HYEONG CHOI #calisthenics

The Barcrows
181 cm | 75 kg

Team Barcrows, please introduce yourself.

We are a non-mainstream team called Street Workout.

Exercise on the streets began spontaneously as a bare-body exercise that anyone could do, and now it's becoming a cultural phenomenon and a business model.

The Barcrows team was formed in 2015 and was created by a natural gathering of people who enjoyed sports. I joined the team in January 2019.

What kind of exercise do you usually do?

The official name is Calisthenics, and it can be called beauty gymnastics.

But the word beauty gymnastics may sound a little vague, so I'm just describing street workout as a street exercise, which is simply bare-body exercise. 

And personally, I also do climbing exercises. 

You look cool climbing. What's the charm of climbing?

I started to change my exercise routine, but the more I do it, the more attractive it becomes.

Climbing is a complete battle with yourself. When I face a problem, I feel a sense of accomplishment in the process of solving it. I think I do it more because it's fun.

What is the hardest move in climbing?

Climbing is a full-body exercise, so you have to use your arms and feet at the same time. It's especially difficult to use your feet well.

There are a lot of problematic holds. When your skills improve, your finger strength becomes more crucial, and your fingers have a lot of ligament injuries, so you have to be careful about controlling your movements.

Of course, there are a lot of fun moves. I usually do bare-body exercises, so training such as hanging boards is more fun. And bouldering climbing, which is often done, is easy to access and fun because the problem is short. But it's only been a year since I started climbing, so I don't think I can pick a move that I'm confident.

You decided to wear Wavewear during today's shoot. How are you finding it?

During climbing, there are numerous potential injury risks that target areas such as the elbow, fingers, wrist, and shoulder.

I utilized various Wavewear products including arm sleeves, compression T-shirts, wrist guards, and elbow pads during my climbing session. I was pleasantly surprised by their secure fit and effectiveness in holding everything in place.

In particular, when comparing the experience of wearing just one arm sleeve versus wearing both, I noticed a significant reduction in the impact on my forearm muscles. It provided much-needed support and alleviated the severity of the bumps and knocks.

And in climbing, a round hold is called a sloper hold. The pinch movement that holds it causes a lot of strain on the wrist. However, with the inclusion of a wrist protector, I could feel a noticeable difference in injury prevention.

Which product helped you the most in climbing?

If I have to pick up just one, I think I would choose an arm sleeve product. Since I use the forearm muscle a lot, I like it because it feels like I'm holding it when climbing. I'm very satisfied with its functionality.


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