Broaden your knowledge of climbing training on this one-day BMC workshop. Ideally, you'll have already attended the BMC FUNdamentals of Climbing 1 and 2 Workshops and you'll want to delve further into the physiology and anatomy of climbing. You'll have a mix of theory and practical training sessions to cover; the demands of the sport, energy systems required for climbing, basic physiology and anatomy, principles of training and creating adaptation. In the practical sessions, you'll learn how to improve conditioning, strength and endurance.
This course covers the basic information required for a coach to have a fundamental understanding of the science behind, and practical application of, physical training. At the end of the day you'll be able to plan training sessions for your clients and groups.
* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.
What to Expect
The course is split into two parts. In the morning we'll cover the theory behind the body’s energy systems, anatomy and types of climbing training. The afternoon will include wall-based sessions, giving you a practical understanding of theory. Areas covered include; body conditioning, strength, endurance and power/strength endurance.At the end of the day you'll be able to plan training sessions for your clients and groups.
You should be a competent lead belayer and climb 6a comfortably to get the most out of the Physical Training 1 workshop.
Why Choose Plas y Brenin?
Our instructors are some of the UK’s most experienced. We train other instructors and help to write the national syllabuses for NGB qualifications in mountaineering, paddlesports, cycling and climbing. Our goal is to teach you skills to last a lifetime, and at Plas y Brenin you know you are getting training from the best.
If your course is based at Plas y Brenin, the residential price includes accommodation for the night before, and the duration of your time here. If you’re staying with us, we also provide delicious meals to keep you going as you learn, meaning you can concentrate on enjoying yourself.
When it comes to equipment, at Plas y Brenin we have a wide range of top-quality kit for you to use, all included in your course fee. This means if you’re just starting out, there’s no need to rush out and buy a load of expensive gear, and if you’re already pretty well kitted-out, it’s a great chance to try something new.
We can arrange station pick up & drop off if you're travelling by train, and during the day you'll have free hot drinks and afternoon tea.Support is on hand from our friendly, and exceptionally well qualified, staff to help develop your understanding and personal skills. They also help you to formulate an appropriate action plan for your further development.