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Measuring Climbing

Jake Bresnehan
Jake Bresnehan
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Climbing is gaining popularity in the main stream but it still has a while until it becomes a wealthy sport. Generally speaking, when a sport is wealthy there is a large advancement in the technology to help athletes improve.

To make things more interesting, climbing is one of the more complex sports due to the amount of variables.

Unfortunately, the tools we have to track and measure climbing are still in their infancy, so we just have to work with what we have. Some companies are doing some promising things but I feel we won't be really making any leaps and bounds unless the likes of Elon Musk start climbing anytime soon.

Over the years I have found it pretty easy to get overwhelmed and more confused when trying to think about measuring climbing, mainly because of so many hard questions to solve. One conclusion to most of my investigations is that we need to nail the "easy" metrics first, then continue to dive deeper and deeper. This was also one of the main motivations to start building Sequence.

So until we are climbing in "super suits" that collect data and upload directly to Sequence, we need to start with the easy stuff.

At the time of writing this post, Sequence currently measures the following:

  • Fatigue vs Motivation
  • Hours
  • Volume (hours per category - e.g. Strength, Power Endurance, Endurance, Cardio, etc)
  • Rest days
  • Days on rock
  • Milestones
  • Workout measures (the ability to track anything on any workout and visualise the data 🤯)

But these are just the start of what Sequence will be able to measure.

Some of the above require manual input; some are tracked behind the scenes. We are a long way from where we want to be, but having this in a digital platform means surfacing and evaluating is extremely easy. Something that a hardcopy training diary can't do. This is the power of a digital platform and this is why I’m so psyched about it.

As the technology and devices advance, we hope to plug them into Sequence which will make things even better. Until then, we will continue to do our best, evolve and work with what we have.

A platform that can help guide you in making better training decisions is the future.

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