Identify your (FIT)climbing Level

Identify your (FIT)climbing Level

Before you can start training with FITclimbing, you need to identify your Start Level. Follow the guidelines below to Identify your HIIT, Strength and Running Start Level.

Your Lead and Boulder Start Level

Your Start Level for Lead and Boulder is the level you climb most of the time in your first or second go. Each level has 30 chained workouts. Start with no.1 in your level. Repeat every workout twice and chain up to the next one. When failing several times during a workout, go back 1 or more workouts.

Example: You climb (lead or boulder) a 6a most of the times in your first or second go. Then start with 6a.01. 

Are you not sure about your start level and new to FITclimbing? Our advice is don’t step in too high.

Do you want to train with Boulder Power workouts? Our advice is to build a solid base first with the Strength Workouts and the regular Boulder Workouts. Use the Boulder Power Workouts in your preparation phase (for competition or projects) to develop some extra power for extreme moves. 

Your Strength Start Level

If you are new to strength training and are having less than 3 months of experience with strength training, then start with Strength Basic 01.01. Repeat every workout twice and chain up to the next one. When failing several times during a workout, go back 1 or more workouts.

If you have more than 3 months experience with strength training your climbing level is the indication for your start level:
5(5a) to 5+(5c) > start at Strength Basic 01.01
6a to 6c > start at Strength Basic 02.01
7a and higher > start at Strength Basic 03.01

Are you climbing 7a or harder (consistently, so at least 50% in your first or second go) and you are confident with fundamental strength exercises you may start at Strength Progressions 01.01. But advice is to build a solid strength movement foundation before you start with Strength Progressions.

Your Running Start Level

If you don’t have any running experience, start with Running 01. If you do have more than a year of running experience, start with Running 11. Repeat every workout twice and chain up to the next one.