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- Can anyone do these programs
The amount of experience or climbing level necessary and age requirement (although currently all our programs are for adults 18 years or older) will vary from program to program so please read the specific program information to see if it is right for you.
You should consult with your physician or other health care professional before starting this or any other Training program to determine if it is right for your needs. Do not start the Training Program if your physician or health care provider advises against it.
Participation in the Training Program may result in injury or aggravation of previous injuries, conditions, symptoms, or congenital defects. Do not engage in the Training Program if you have a medical condition that may not be compatible with the Program.
- What is the 'pause' button for
If you know you are unable to climb for the next week or two then we’d recommend you pause the program and then restart it when you are ready to train again. The day you pause is the day you will be on when you restart. It’s worth knowing that to stay on the same schedule pausing and un pausing on the same day of the week is ideal. If you are only missing a few training days in the week then is may be better to just miss those training days and pick up on the next training day when you can. If you pause for 2 or more weeks and have not done any other climbing in that period then it’s worth considering doing the adaption week (which will be offered when you log in to train) to help get your body safely back into training again.
- What is the 'restart' button for
We do give you the option to restart the whole program once. This maybe because you started and then were for some reason unable to continue with the training for some time (3 weeks or more). When restarting you will start the program from the very beginning again. If you are part way through and can’t train for a week or so then we’d recommend you pause and un pause rather than restart.
- What climbing level do I need for the programs
This is a difficult one as it really depends on what kind of training you have done before. If you don’t already train conditioning and mobility, even if you climb at a high level you would definitely benefit from doing the recreational level first, to adapt your body to this form of training.
Currently we have recreational level programs but will be adding a more advanced training level soon.
- Can I climb as well as do the training program
Some programs are complete training programs which means no other form of climbing or climbing training should be done whilst doing the program. Some however are complementary so you can do the training program along side your own climbing, although in this case please pay attention to any restrictions.
- What happens if I'm not able to train and miss some sessions
The idea of all the programs is to follow a structured program for the full duration. From time to time you may not be able to make a training session. If this is the case, for many programs where it is safe to do so, you do have the option to pull the previous days training (if you missed it) or the next days training (if you can’t do it then) into your current day. This can only be done however if the current day is a designated rest. Otherwise you just keep on the schedule and miss that session.
Don’t worry if you miss the odd session. The main point is you stick to the program and see it through. In the same way as having a coach, if you don’t make a session then next time do train, you don’t do the one you missed, you move on and do the next session in the program.
- What if I can't make it to the climbing gym on a day that requires it
If you are unable to get to the climbing gym on a training session that requires it, then you can choose the alternative session from the summary strip that only requires access to a regular gym equipment.
- What if I don't have enough time for the training session
If for some reason you’re running short on time on a training day, you can do one of two things. Split your session, so for example you do the climbing part at the climbing gym and the rest later at home. In this case you must make sure you warm up again properly. Otherwise you any shorten longer sessions by choosing the priority exercises. This will hopefully allow you to fit your session in.
- Can I split the sessions
Yes you can certainly split up the days session but not to split the climbing training up as this will affect the quality of the session. So for example you could do the warm up and climbing training session, but then take a break and later do the mobility and stretching, making sure you warm up again before hand.
- How much time do I need per week
The program descriptions when purchasing a program will detail how much time you need to dedicate per week . Generally those described as recreation programs are not necessarily easy but will require a commitment of 2-3 hours 3/4 times per week. Not all sessions would be climbing gym based, as some can be done at home or in a regular gym. Please read the requirements before buying any program.
- What equipment do I need
The program descriptions when purchasing a program will give specific details, but all will require a certain amount of equipment found either in a regular gym or climbing gym. Please read the requirements before buying any program.
- What Is the maintenance period for
With most programs once you’ve completed them, we build in a maintenance period for a specified time, usually three weeks. This is the period where you shouldn’t do any climbing training and just go climbing. It’s important to take breaks from training to let you body recover. So you can sign up for a new training plan with us but can’t activate it until this maintenance period is over. You can however access shorter conditioning/mobility and stretching sesssions to compliment your climbing.
- What are adaption period at the start of the program
All climbing specific programs start with an adaption periods to allow your body to get accustomed to the training. This week will be harder for some than others, depending on how adapted to training you are, but it’s an important period for everyone.
Don’t push yourself too hard in this period and, as always, listen to your body at all times. The idea is you are getting your body ready to train.