The Beastmaker Tests
The Beastmaker benchmarking system is the result of an extensive collaboration between Neil Gresham and the Beastmaker team. Our tests take the guesswork out of training by clearly identifying your strengths and weaknesses and showing you which areas you need to focus on. The system will steer you towards your goals and provide a practical and effective method for tracking progress along the way. The Beastmaker tests enable comparison with other climbers, but above all else they will show you if you’re improving and keep you motivated to get out and crush!
Ever wondered which of your fingers are strongest and which types of grip you perform best at? Are you better at locking off or pulling up and is your core in synch with your arms and fingers? The Beastmaker strength tests will reveal the answers, so that you know which exercises to prioritise. Tests can be conducted at one of our approved centres or at home for free. All you need is access to a Beastmaker 1000 and a 2000. You can use the results to steer your training programme or better still, we can produce a personalised programme for you.
Do you have the necessary endurance to achieve your climbing goals? Are you more suited to shorter or longer routes and how do your fingers compare to your arms when it comes to endurance? The Beastmaker tests are a measure of pure endurance, without an element of technique to cloud the picture. Use the results to shape your endurance programme or let us do this for you. Tests can easily be re-taken, at the mid and the end point of your programme to assist with tracking progress.
Climbing is not just about pulling hard. The best and most versatile climbers are as supple as Ballet dancers. Find out how you measure up by taking a Beastmaker flexibility test. It could be that your time is better spent stretching than using a hangboard! All three tests can be taken separately or as a combined package.
"The Beastmaker tests provide the foundation for all my training. The results don't lie and they provide a functional method for prioritising key areas and achieving your goals."