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Stamina Training with Tom Randall Video

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Tom Randall's Stamina Training  © Lois Frost

Circuit Boards are cropping up in more and more climbing walls around the country, mainly as form of training for route climbers who want something that requires no belaying, low fuss and quick fitness hit. Wild Country have teamed up with The Climbing Station and Tom Randall to create a video series to help you train effectively for the year's climbing.

In this video, Tom Randall from The Climbing Station will be taking you through some exercises to train stamina on a circuit board. You will be able to take these principles to any circuit board at almost any angle and get the most out of your training!

Stamina Principles:

  1. Low intensity climbing, high volume, short rests.
  2. Train at different intensities: vary the pump level. 
  3. Be prepared to drop your grades so you can increase the amount of climbing. 
  4. Use low intensity stamina training as a form of recovery.

Gracie Martin training stamina on a circuit board  © Lois Frost
Gracie Martin training stamina on a circuit board
© Lois Frost

High Intensity Stamina:

  1. Vary the intensity and aim to work on steeper walls. 
  2. Don't let the pump level get out of control.
  3. You should feel out of breath

Low Intensity Stamina:

  1. Keep the intensity consistently low. 
  2. Keep the pump level very low.
  3. You should feel very comfortable and be able to carry out a normal conversation without feeling out of the breath.

If you have any questions regarding training stamina on circuit boards, Tom will be online between 8pm and 9pm tonight to answer your questions in the thread below.


Tom Randall is sponsored by: Climb On, Five Ten, Rab, Sterling Rope and Wild Country

Tom is also a Director of The Climbing Station


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5 Mar, 2014
That puts him up against the England game. Only a friendly I know but it's World Cup year. Cleverley on the plane or on the tarmac?
5 Mar, 2014
Q: can you make the video downloadable so i can watch it on my phone when at the wall - can be in small format - just as a reminder when there
5 Mar, 2014
Interesting video, but it did seemed to cut short Tom's description of the low intensity stamina reps (e.g. how many reps in a set and how many sets). Perhaps it will be explained in a later videos.
5 Mar, 2014
Could like to some interesting crossover questions: Which is wider Century Crack, or the cracks in England defence ? Who's the best partner for Rooney - Wellbeck, Sturridge or Pete Whittaker ? Is it acceptable to pre-place gear before taking a penalty ?
5 Mar, 2014
Thanks for the video, interesting. I didn't realise you shouldn't get pumped at all when training stamina. Q: what is the rationale or science behind keeping the pump very low when training stamina? Would be interested to understand it. Thanks
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