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How To Write a Climbing Training Plan

How do you write a training plan? In this video, coach and Lattice founder Ollie Torr walks us through three steps that you can follow if you want to write your own plan: Before and After, Timescales, and Order, Movement & Sessions.

Step one – Before and After

Where are you now and where do you want to be? A couple of ways of measuring the before and after are grades, testing and movement.

Step two – Timescale of the plan.

This section talks about mesocycles (typically a month) and macrocycles (typically one to four years). By addressing the before and after, we can now look at what will be needed to get there, with consideration to seasons, gains desired and priorities. 

Step three – Order, Movement, and Sessions.

At this stage, we can now look at how to order your training, plus which movements and sessions you might want to include, and how to choose those. Various topics covered here include time available, rest days (these are vital), equipment and facilities available to you, training partners, etc.