Technical, Tactical, Physical, Psychological

Technical, Tactical, Physical, Psychological

The TTPP or Technical, Tactical, Physical and Psychological aspects of rock climbing are the four aspects that coaches look at when they are coaching people to climb harder. What they are trying to do is see which areas need work and which need maintaining. In essence, it is the concept of making marginal gains across the whole gambit of climbing skills and fitness in order to make a more synergistic improvement to the whole.

For any rock climber looking to improve their rock climbing then questioning which of these need the work is the second part of setting GOST goals. In that it offers a more systematic way to find the objective outcomes you are looking for and from that you can go on to set the strategies and tactics you will use to improve these skills listed below and in doing so improve your climbing and reach your overall dream goal.

Technical Tactical Physical Psychological
Balance Watching others Arm Strength Competitiveness
Co-ordination Controlled Aggression Core Strength Determination
Accurate Footwork Right Place/Time Finger Strength Happiness
Efficient Technique Will to WIn/Suceed Shoulder Strength Liking Challenges
Climbing Slabs Concentration Leg Strength Motivation/Discipline
Corner/Groove Climbing Technique Focus Power (Arm, Shoulder,Finger, Core, etc..) and coordinating that power Positiveness
Slab Climbing Technique Finding rest Power Endurance – Local Climbing Muscles Single Mindedness
Crack Climbing Technique Jumping for Holds Recovery Time Confidence
Placing Gear Onsighting Skills Flexibility Cope with Pressure
Wall Climbing Technique Preparation and training Cardio-vascular fitness Emotional Control
Overhang  Climbing Technique Reading Routes Strength Goal Setting
Roof Climbing Technique Redpointing Skills ARCing (Aerobic, Respiratory and capillarisation) Imagery
Chimney Climbing Technique Right Place/Time   Overcoming Fear
Body position Rope Choice   Relaxation
Transfer of weight (rockover and CoG) Warming Up   Self-Belief
      Self-talk
 
Write down the most important elements of climbing for you, focus on the ones you’d really like to develop in order to reach your goals. Alternative you can do a performance profiling over on iCoachClimbing and get five major aspect, although for the 14 week training programme it is best to think of as many aspects you can improve as possible, as they will need to fit into the overall program and over 14 weeks you will have time to develop many skills.
 
You then wan to head back to the GOST goal setting page and carry on following that.
 


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