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V-Points for Android

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Developer's Description

Ask any old rock-hound how to get better at climbing, invariably the answer is climb more. This is one of the most discouraging things you can hear, especially if youre a new climber. And Im sorry to say it, but theyre generally right. Climb more. But, I have one thing to add, and that is use V-Points. Using this app will not guarantee that you will get better, any app that does is lying. What will make you stronger, better, faster, more fluid and more efficient is effort and consistently trying to push yourself. The only way to know if youre pushing yourself is to know what youve done before.

What V-points does is give you a way to easily track your climbing sessions. It then aggregates the session into a few simple numbers that are easy to track, specifically, your total V-Points, your total number of climbs, and your Average Grade. With these numbers tracking your progress becomes much simpler. This app also plots your climbs in beautiful (circa 1997-esque) bar charts so that you can easily view your climbs to see where youre spending your time climbing.

If youre new to climbing, breaking 100 V-points in a single session will seem like a monstrous task. Youll head into the gym or crag and climb everything you can, log all of your climbs and youll get your score. Youll be exhausted, tired, your fingers will feel shredded and youll feel very accomplished that you made it to 60+ points for the day. But keep using this app, consistently trying to one-up yourself and within a few weeks youll be climbing more problems in a session and coming home not all that tired. Within a month, youll remember back to your first session on V-Points and laugh at your first score.

This doesnt translate to climbing harder grades. Sorry!

But what will happen while youre trying to beat your score is that youll end up repeating the same easier grades over and over. Repeating the same moves over and over again. The skills and technique to complete these problems will become ingrained and second nature to you. The muscles needed to complete these grades will get used to the movements and strengthen over time (with adequate rest and nutrition of course). After several weeks and months of consistency, the grades you struggled with wont seem as difficult, and youll begin to try slightly more difficult problems. You will instinctively incorporate these climbs into your circuit and the process will repeat.

If youre already an accomplished climber and youre looking to break into the next grade range. Logging your sessions is extremely useful, ask any trainer out there. Knowing what you did last time, where youre putting your effort in and how youre spending your time in the gym is extremely useful. Say you want to break into the V7-V8 grade range. Spending a day working V1s wont necessarily be very helpful. But working V5s and V6s might be. Logging your warm-up and your hard climbing session youll be able to see where your effort is being placed. You might be surprised to find out that what you thought was an awesome session was really just a few sends on a couple of problems. Looking at the plots of a hard climbing session can be a real eye opener to what youve actually done. You may have thought you were lacking strength, but seeing that you only did ten tries over a three-hour session, might indicate that youre lacking endurance instead.

But, most importantly when someone asks you how do you get better at climbing, youll have a better answer. Use V-Points!

I dont always train for climbing,

But when I do, I use V-Points

Stay chalky my friends

Full Specifications

What's new in version 5


Release November 29, 2019
Date Added November 29, 2019
Version 5

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Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements Requires Android 8.0 and up


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