Below is a screen shot of this seasons Training plan. Sessions highlighted we will do during Squad Training that week. The remaining sessions should be done in your own time where possible, with many being possible at home. It is vital that you keep a record of of each session so we can review your training periodically,… [more]

How to clip whilst leading

From an article in Climbing magazine (US) this is a great read on how to clip. Learn to Climb: Clipping Basics for Sport Climbing LEARN TWO COMMON TECHNIQUES FOR CLIPPING ON LEAD MAX RITTER JUL 21, 2016 This story originally appeared in the February 2016 issue of our print edition. After you get comfortable toproping… [more]

The Scapular Pull-up

Written by Eric Hörst and found on his NICROS web site.  well worth a read   The Scapular Pull-up Shoulders are one of the most commonly injured body parts in climbing.  However, if you put in the time and use the correct exercises, most shoulder injuries are preventable.  Ultimately, one of the most overlooked exercises that… [more]

Essentially this is the basis from which all my coaching is based. Helping young athletes reach their true potential and enjoy life long participation in sport. Click the picture for full info – they say it better!

WORK IN PROGRESS   So academy has finished for the summer, and in previous years we have all seen this as a holiday. And first and foremost for the majority of young climbers it is, and should predominantly remain so. But with that being said there is certainly a lot that can be done to… [more]

  Work in Progress Ok so you are about to head off to an up and coming climbing competition. Possibly this is an event at Boulders or maybe you are flying off to some far of World cup event actually the advice below would be pretty similar. I shall keep the info pretty basic and… [more]