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Physical training 1: Learn to train

This workshop is the first of two that are primarily aimed at any coach wishing to further their knowledge of physical training. Whilst most gains for any climber will be found by developing their technique, tactics and mental approach, this workshop addresses how to create performance adaptation through physical training.

In terms of the LTPD model (Long Term Participant Development) covered in FUNdamentals 1, this course moves away from the ‘Fundamentals stage’ onto the ‘Learning to Train stage’. However this course covers the basic information required for a coach to have a fundamental understanding of the science behind, and practical application of, physical training.

The main topics covered are:

  • The demands of the sport & physical attributes
  • An introduction to human biology
  • Training Basics & the ‘Principles of Training’
  • How to train endurance, strength endurance and strength
  • Introduction to core conditioning
  • Application and coaching ideas for delivery at a climbing wall

NB: to be eligible to attend you must be a competent lead belayer and climb F6a comfortably

Download Workshop Outline here

Event DateLocationCoach Provider

14 March 2024Block10 Bouldering DundeeAndy SwannMountaineering Scotland - bookings open

The workshops are £80 for Mountaineering Scotland members/£60pp for host climbing wall staff

To book onto one of our courses, you need to be a member of Mountaineering Scotland. Thanks to your membership, we can subsidise the costs of our courses and offer you cheaper course prices than most commercial providers.

Mountaineering Scotland members can book and pay easily and quickly online in our members’ web portal

If you are not a Mountaineering Scotland member, you can join and book your course place at the same time quickly and easily online in our members' web portal

Please take a look at our useful course information for booking and cancellation conditions.