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Physical training 2: Advanced training

This builds upon the Physical Training for Climbing 1 workshop with the content of this second workshop exploring appropriate (and inappropriate) training methods, the training methods and design of customisable training programmes and the physiology of climbing.

In addition to this content, there will be new information on sports nutrition for climbers and methods of analysing current and potential physical performance. This will be complimented by explanations of correct goal setting procedure. 

The course is split into 2 days covering:

  • Physiology
  • Physical training and training programme design
  • Appropriate and inappropriate training methods

At the end of the course, you will be able to analyse a client's current standard, create a plan for their future development and know how to do this safely and efficiently. This workshop has been developed by Dave Binney, Sports Scientist and former GB Team coach, and Tom Randall, who uses the latest research to inform his climbing and coaching.

The following topics are covered in detail:

  • The physiology of climbing
  • Advanced energy systems required for climbing
  • Theory on how to manage changes in metabolic functioning within the forearm
  • Goal setting
  • Creation of multi-cycle periodised training programmes for specific goals
  • Gender specific issues related to climbing training
  • Appropriate and non-appropriate training methods
  • Age specific training advice

NB: to be eligible to attend you must be a competent lead belayer and climb F7a and V5 comfortably

Download Workshop Outline here

Dave Binney and Tom Randall are currently the only providers of the Physical Training for Climbing 2 workshop. Course dates are available in England and Wales from the BMC website.

Mountaineering Scotland can organise a workshop based in Scotland by arrangement. Contact Kevin Howett (Sports Development Officer)