Lattice Board Assessment
The Lattice Board is the original performance analysis method invented and developed by Tom Randall. It remains a critical tool in the continued development of what we do here at Lattice Training. As we broaden the horizons of who we work with, the data set collected becomes more powerful and hence more useful to the individual climbers we coach. We also use the 6 years worth of results from this board to cross reference all our data from the Lattice Performance Analysis package so that you know the results are valid.
The Lattice Board Assessment 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
The assessment session is completed on Lattice Board at one of our partner walls and takes around 2hrs to complete. The data collected is analysed to assess the above performance factors and (like our Performance Analysis package) also allows cross referencing, so you can see how you compare to other climbers of a similar grade.
At present the Lattice Board has been rigorously tested and trialled on climbers from 6c+ (5.11+) to 9a+ (5.15) and V5-V14 and we therefore feel that this is the most appropriate standard for a climber to obtain before coming to test on this particular facility.
Whilst it is not impossible for lower grade climbers to use the Lattice Board we want to be absolutely sure that your results are valid. We continue to pride ourselves in a testing methodology that can be backed by strong evidence and science based conclusions and thus (for the moment) the Lattice Board remains applicable to a closed performance set. If you are outside of this range then the Lattice Performance Analysis is perfect as all forearm testing is “normalised” for your current ability.
Lattice Board testing is only suitable for people whom are uninjured and in excellent physical health. Climbers under the age of 18 may complete this testing but must first gain written permission from a parent and with the knowledge of their professional coach (if they work with one).