Using circuits to train power endurance

Circuits. The training tool of champions. There's not many top climbers I know of that don't use this technique, or something very similar. This is the cornerstone of my training, and the foundation of my Upskill Climbing Coaching regime. So what are circuits?

- 25 moves of hard climbing (60 seconds to complete)
- 3 minutes rest
- repeat (the exact same series of moves) x10

The difficulty should be pitched so you're failing right at the end of the last lap. That's perfect. Not only will you be building your power endurance, you'll also have a great benchmarking tool to see how you're progressing over time.

This image has some notes which explain how you might set up a circuit on a small home wall.