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 February 12th

STRENGTH 10:00 warm up 2 × 8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press work on mobility 3 × 5 wall squats 3 x 3 slsldl with KB Then: Work up to a heavy DL heavy for 5 reps Then: 5 x 5 Deadlift Complete 5 Strict press between sets of Deadlift Then: 8x Heavy […]

In the Gym February 1st

Power 10:00 warm up 2 × 8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press work on mobility 3 × 5 wall squats Then: 6 way BB Complex (can be done with Kbs or DBs which ever is more appropriate for athlete) 6x Deadlift 6x Bent Over Row 6x Hang Clean 6x Front Squat 6x Push […]

In the Gym January 29th

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 jumps 30m tactical lunge x2 Then: Work up to front squat weight Then: 5x Front Squat (or Goblet Squat) 7x Box Jump x 5 Rounds, rest as necessary Then: […]