Training Workshops for Climbers at Awesome Walls


on Jan 26, 2018

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By Fiona Donnellan

Photo credit:
Roya Ann Miller

World Class climber and coach Tom Randall is in Awesome Walls, Dublin this week (January 26th & 27th) to deliver two fun, informative and extremely hands-on workshops on the best training practices to improve your climbing and injury resilience.

The climbing centre in Dublin will host Tom Randall. Tom built the first Lattice Board in 2009 and has been assessing and working with many of the UK’s best climbers for over 7 years. Whilst his original work was with elite level competition climbers he now works with V14 boulderers, 9b sport climbers and European IFSC podium placers. His passion for making sure the underlying sports science matches up with accurate analysis of climbers’ performance is what drives his continued development of Lattice Training.

Ollie Torr is an ex-gymnast and qualified personal trainer with in depth knowledge and experience in strength training. He comprises the other half of the coaching and assessment team along with Tom Randall.

A bit on The Lattice Board Assessment, it uses a long established testing methodology to measure your:

  • Maximal grip strength
  • Aerobic and anaerobic capacity
  • Aerobic power (or power endurance)
  • Movement economy and climbing pace
  • Climbing specific muscle function

Lattice training 1: Strength and power training for climbers 

1 x morning session at 10.30am-12.30
1 x afternoon session at 2.30-4.30

Ollie Torr will be providing his years of experience as a national level gymnast and bouldering specialist to help you make gains in your strength and power. As a rings and fingerboard specialist, Ollie will be running through a variety of training methods for both tools, showing you how to make the most of your base strength levels and then building power on top.

At Lattice, we’re big fans of both of these methods and we’ll be sharing all our knowledge and techniques! This session will be very practical based, so please make sure that you come prepared for lots of experimentation and trying out all of the exercises!

Price: €75

Lattice training 2: Endurance training and core conditioning for climbers

1 x morning session at 10.30am-12.30

1 x afternoon session at 2.30-4.30

As a route climbing expert, Tom’s knowledge as a trainer and “upside down trad climber” will be shared in this workshop. He’s worked with the Olympic Diving Team and also spent thousands of hours hanging upside down with his climbing partner Pete Whittaker, so he’s well equipped to show you exactly what builds a core of steel! In addition to this, he will also be showing you how to make the most of your winter endurance training and how not to spend hours down the wall covering those “wasted miles” on routes or boulders. There are lots of tricks and tips to really using your time in a very efficient way when climbing inside. This session will be even split between both areas and includes lots of climbing and engagement of those abs!

Price: €75

More details on how to book here.

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