Why do climbers seem hunched?
Climbers often appear hunched due to the nature of the sport. When climbing, we engage our upper body muscles, particularly the back and shoulders, to maintain balance and stability on the wall. This can lead to a forward-leaning posture, which may give the impression of being hunched. Additionally, climbers frequently need to reach for holds above them, requiring a slight forward lean to generate upward momentum. So, it's a combination of using our muscles and body position that can make climbers seem hunched while on the wall.