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Here are some things you can do (I'm just making this up on the spot, based on somebody else's breakdown of the 10 areas of fitness, but they're things I've done in the past or currently to track my progress). They are mostly very standard ways to test these things and understood by any professional you'll visit. Cardiovascular/respiratory endurance Do the ...


A Jamar hand dynamometer can be used to measure grip strength and I believe was used last year during the selection of the British bouldering team.


The gyroscopes, accelerometers, and the GPS you'll find in your phone or the basic armbands will only give you approximate numbers, and any app that uses the raw data will make some very approximate guesses as to things such as step length, so can be out by as much as 40%. Adding a heart rate monitor to the mix should reduce any errors in the predicted ...

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