Chick’s Training Tip

Over the past few months, I’ve been collaborating with Chick’s Climbing and Skiing to create a wealth of knowledge about training for skiing, climbing, alpine adventures, and the like. My most recent post can be found here, along with links to past articles.  Imbalanced muscles and movement patterns, and overstressed joints are often the culprit […]

Training Women for Upper-Body and Core Strength

A little bit of focused strength work can make a big difference in our climbing success.  I wrote this article for the Chick’s Corner of Rock and Ice Magazine, with women climbers in mind. Training Women For Upper-Body and Core Strength By Carolyn Parker

In the Gym April 19th

Power Endurance Warm up 10:00 C2 2 x 8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press 3 x 5 wall squats 2 x 10 goblet squats 2 x 10 DB PP 2 @ 15/20# 20x wall ball at 10# 20x ball slam @ 15# Then: KB Complex 6 reps of each movement: Suitcase Deadlift, BO Row, […]

In the Gym April 16th

POWER 10:00 warm up 2 × 8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press work on mobility 3 × 5 wall squats 3 x 5 SOTS with PVC 3 x 5 squat jumps Then: 10x KB Swings 5x Box Jumps 5 rounds, rest some between rounds to maintain form Then: 15m Weighted Walking Lunges 5x […]

In the Gym April 13th

Power 10:00 warm up 2 × 8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press work on mobility 3 × 5 wall squats 2 x 5 squat jump 2 x 5 tuck jump Then: Work up to heavy BB or KB clean Then: 5x Clean + 150m Row or Ski (or 15 calories Airdyne) – go […]