FAQ’s

Q. I want a customised plan, which one should I go for?

A. All of our plans are completely customised, we don’t make cookie cutter plans! After you purchase a plan, you will be required to fill out your details, including your schedule, goals, how you like train, equipment available and more. You will also complete an assessment. From this your assigned coach will write a completely bespoke plan, that is right just for you.  

Q. Is it worth me signing up for a Premium plan or Lite plan when I am about to go a climbing trip for 3 months? Shouldn’t I just wait until I get back?

A. We get asked a LOT about how to combine our training with climbing outside (whether it’s trips away or climbing in the local area). The first thing to say is that ALL of our plans are customised right from the start to suit your life, goals, time resources etc. So for example, if you’re wanting to go away and climb 4 days a week but want support from us on how to maintain strength and mobility during a trip, that’s exactly what we’re good at! Likewise, we get asked about whether a Lite Plan could be done if you only want “training” 2 days a week and the rest of the time is unstructured…. Again, that is absolutely no problem as personalisation and customisation is exactly what we do! If you have 4 hours free a week to train, then we’ll design your strength and fitness goals to fit that. You don’t get plans from us that are cookie cutter or unrealistic, because we are bespoke about the way we work. If we weren’t we wouldn’t have worked with some of the best sport, boulder and trad climbers in the world! 

Q. I’m already 40 years old, is it too late to start training and push my grades harder?

A. You might be reassured to know that one of the most popular age ranges that we work with is the 35-50 year age group. This is often the time in peoples’ lives where lots of responsibilities of life get piles on, coupled with reducing spare time. We love working on time management, efficiency issues and problem solving to make this work. All of our climbers in this age range (whether they started late in life or not) are perfectly capable of getting stronger and fitter and we see this on a weekly basis.

Q. I can’t install a pulley at my house, what can I use instead?

A. When you’re faced with the scenario where you really have no ability to install a pulley for testing or training on a fingerboard you have 4 other options which all have their pros and cons:

Use a karabiner and super thin rope. In scenarios where you’re only using 1-5kg of assistance on the “would-be” pulley, then this isn’t the worst option in the world as frictional adjustment is relatively low still. It’s a very poor option if you’re above 5kg on the loading though! Positives are that it’s very cheap and convenient.
Lift the weight. In the scenario where you already know your maximum force for single or two arm hangs, you can make some work-arounds by lifting (remember to spend some time getting your technique right) the weight instead. It’s very important to note that most people will have much lower scores than expected on lifts initially as it’s a new skillset and will need work.
Stand on a set of scales. This is by far our preferred option for most people as it’s pretty functional, it’s low cost as it uses a common household item and it works for many different testing and training scenarios. The big downside is if your scales do not give you an instant feedback and you have to wait 3 seconds for each “result”!
Crane scale. This comes a very close second to some scales and we only place it “2nd” as they normally require a portable board (there are issues with movement and tilt) and some options can be expensive or hard to get hold of.

Given that you can see we have some positives and negatives to deal with here, we’d much prefer to see you all take a bit of time to get sorted with a quality pulley set up if you can!

Q. I would benefit from coaching support, but I can’t afford the Premium plan right now – any suggestions?

A. Circumstances like this, are exactly why we set-up our Lattice 365 service. For just £10 per month, you receive coaching support from our entire coaching staff, as well as nutrition support and physio advice. On top of this, we offer weekly 1:1 coaching sessions for members and access to the entire members area.

Q. I can’t seem to add your products into my basket?

A. If you are in a location that we do not ship to, you will not be able to purchase direct from us. Drop us an email and we can advice on a stockist near you!

Q. I live in Australia where can I purchase your Rung/Crimp and Pinch block?

A. Check out Epic TV or Climbing Meta.

Q. Do I need to pay import duties aswell as shipping?

A. It depends on your countries policy. You will also need to check with them regarding the amount, we have no control over import fees.

Q. Where do you ship to?

A. Currently, the EU, UK and USA. 

Q. What does a Premium plan include?

A. The Premium Plan comes as a subscription and is for a minimum of 6 months. Following this, you can continue to pay for 3-month training blocks for as long as you like! The plan itself is a weekly schedule of sessions to complete, chosen from a library of over 100 sessions. Alongside the plan itself, you also receive the full and ongoing support of all the Lattice Team. This includes edits to your plan when required and added extras such as access to our Lattice 365 members area and exclusive discounts!

 

Q. I’m not based in the UK is that okay?

A. Yes! In fact the majority of our clients are not based in the UK and all our coaching services are remote.

 

Q. I have a really busy life, it’s constantly changing, I’m not sure about sticking to a sturctured plan, can you help?

A. This is very normal! Most of the climbers we work with have full time jobs, often with families and other responsibilities thrown on top. Our skillset is very much to help you structure and control your climbing and training around those life choices. Some weeks you may only get to the gym once and we provide the support to be able to work through this. The consistent email support you get with your coach means you can let us know if you’ve had any last minute changes to your schedule.

 

Q. I don’t want to stop climbing fun whilst training, is that okay?

A. Yes of course! We’ll work with you to understand the healthy balance of structured and unstructured climbing in your life, because we know it’s best for long term progression. In many cases, we’ll create plans which give a climber 2 structured sessions a week indoors which can be combined with weekend climbing outside. Other times, it’ll be working out how a climber can do a 45 min gym workout at lunchtime each day to compliment the unstructured social climbing they do in the evenings after work.

 

Q. How does the subscription work?

A. You sign up for an initial minimum of 6 months, after this you are on 3 month blocks.  Your first 6 months will be delivered in 2x 12-week training blocks, after this you will be on 12-week blocks. 

Q. What’s the difference between the Premium and the Lite plan?

A. The main difference is the level of support you receive. With a Premium Plan, you get constant support and communication from a coach who you can discuss your training with. Your coach can alter your plan based on how you are finding it, offer advice and encouragement. These are things that can be really valuable in training to certain people.

A Lite Plan is a more independent way of training. It is suited to people who don’t feel they need that support, or who are quite comfortable with training and feel they are able to get on with it on their own. The Lite Plan also uses the Crimpd App, while with a Premium Plan is delivered via an internal system.

Q. Do I need to have a Lattice hangboard?

A. No you don’t. Any hangboard/fingerboard is compatible with our plans, so long as you have the 20mm edge for testing. 

Q. I can’t install a pulley at my house, what can I use instead?

A. When you’re faced with the scenario where you really have no ability to install a pulley for testing or training on a fingerboard you have 4 other options which all have their pros and cons:

Use a karabiner and super thin rope. In scenarios where you’re only using 1-5kg of assistance on the “would-be” pulley, then this isn’t the worst option in the world as frictional adjustment is relatively low still. It’s a very poor option if you’re above 5kg on the loading though! Positives are that it’s very cheap and convenient.
Lift the weight. In the scenario where you already know your maximum force for single or two arm hangs, you can make some work-arounds by lifting (remember to spend some time getting your technique right) the weight instead. It’s very important to note that most people will have much lower scores than expected on lifts initially as it’s a new skillset and will need work.
Stand on a set of scales. This is by far our preferred option for most people as it’s pretty functional, it’s low cost as it uses a common household item and it works for many different testing and training scenarios. The big downside is if your scales do not give you an instant feedback and you have to wait 3 seconds for each “result”!
Crane scale. This comes a very close second to some scales and we only place it “2nd” as they normally require a portable board (there are issues with movement and tilt) and some options can be expensive or hard to get hold of.

Given that you can see we have some positives and negatives to deal with here, we’d much prefer to see you all take a bit of time to get sorted with a quality pulley set up if you can!

Q. I have a board at home, should I do a Home plan or a Lite plan?

A. Lite plan! Our home plans are designed with the simpliest home training equipment in mind, so if you have a home board and other gym-like equipment you will get more out of a Lite plan. If you want to double check, drop us an email. 

Q. Can I use a pinch block instead of a fingerboard for a Home plan?

B. Using our pinch and crimp block (or any other portable lifting-style training device) is totally compatible with our home plans. This is mainly because all sessions in your training plan are set as a % of your maximum strength. So for example, if your maximum crimp on our pinch and crimp block is 30kg and you’re assigned a 90% max hang session you’d simple do your training at 27kg. Even better is that we’ll be able to plan pinch strength training for you as well as standard finger strength work!

Q. I have been doing my own assessments, why should I do a Lattice one instead?

A. Completing an assessment with Lattice is your doorway to the largest climbing data set in the world (which is pretty cool!) but more importantly, is access to our coach’s experience, expertise and support in performance profiling. What this means is that when you do an assessment with Lattice, you’re not just getting an insight into a load of geeky numbers. You’re getting context applied to it by a coach who’s got hundreds and hundreds of hours of experience in this area. They’ll pull out what matter, where your “low hanging fruit” are and what your next steps forwards are. Data is cool, but experience and practical application matters. 

Q. Do all your plans, come with an assessment included?

A. Some do. The Home, Lite and Fingerboard plans include an assessment. Our Premium plans require you to first complete a Remote Assessment, which is not included in the subscription fee.