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Here you can find the details of the physical assessments, training plans, and coaching for rock climbers that are available from GB Performance & Nutrition.

All assessments come with a detailed report showing your test data and recommendations are included for how this can inform your training.

Specific training plans are also available directly based on your results, whilst taking into account your lifestyle and goals (plans are discounted if purchased together with an assessment).

Assessments are currently carried out at Rockstar Climbing Centre, Swindon, UK. Participants must be able to travel to this location and complete a waiver for the climbing centre prior to arrival.
If you or your local wall would like to host GB Performance & Nutrition in your area for an assessment session or event, then please get in touch!

If you have any questions, then please feel free to get in touch.

Benchmark Assessment – From £75.00
Fundamental Features

Provides an overview of your fundamental attributes & areas for improvement.
The results can help to inform the directions of a training plan, making it more effective & efficient.

Tests include:

  • Upper Body Strength
  • Finger Strength (Large Edges)
  • Finger Strength (Small Edges)
  • Anaerobic Power
  • Anaerobic Capacity

Benchmark Plus Assessment – From £99.00
Gold Standard Applied Methodology

A comprehensive look at the physiological features that contribute to performance. This assessment provides a gold standard in research led methods to observe your physical attributes across the range of energy systems. This data gives us a greater understanding of individual performance, direction for improvement, and how these can be best exploited across the different climbing disciplines.

Tests include:

  • Lower Body Strength
  • Upper Body Strength
  • Finger Strength (Large Edges)
  • Finger Strength (Small Edges)
  • Rate of Force Development
  • Anaerobic Power
  • Anaerobic Capacity
  • Critical Force & Muscle Oxygenation Profile

From these tests multiple metrics can be calculated including strength-weight ratio, dynamic strength index, energy capacity across the differing energy systems, and fatigue rate, as well as many more.

Training Plans – From £85.00
If you wish to purchase a training plan separate to the available assessments (for example if you cannot make it to the venue to complete an assessment in person), then a consultation will be arranged to gain an understanding of your current level, goals, training history etc, to be able to effectively prescribe you a meaningful plan.

Training plans based on the results from the tests can be added to any of the assessments for a discounted rate.
Advice from reports, recommendations, and training plans are valid for 8 weeks, at which time it is highly recommended a re-test and new plan is purchased. As a guide, GBPN recommends a ‘Benchmark Assessment’ every 2 – 3 months, with a ‘Benchmark Plus Assessment’ every 4 – 6 months.
For more information please get in touch

Rock Climbing Coaching – From £35.00
Private rock climbing coaching.
Many session themes are available inc. technique, physical training, and tactics.
Typically conducted on a 1:1 basis, however other group sizes can be arranged.