In The Gym May 11th

10:00 warm up 2 × 8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press work on mobility 3 x 5 wall squat 3 x 6 goblet squat Then: Pull-up + Deadlift + Box Jump @ 40″ 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 reps of each 3:00 intermission Then: Push Up + Push Press Ladder 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 reps of each

In the Gym May 3rd

Warm up :10min 2 x 10 Shoulder Openers 2 x 5 Cuban Press Mobility work 3 x 5 Wall Squat 2 x 10 Goblet Squat 2 x 5 SOTS press 30m OH Walking Lunge Then: Workup to Heavy TGU with Barbell 2 x 5 @ 50% each side 2 x 4 @60% 2 x 3 […]

In The Gym, April 24th

10:00 warm up 2 × 8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press work on mobility – Over Head 3 × 5 wall squats 2 x 30m Tactical Lunge 2 x 10 Push Press Then: Warm up to KB Clean and step ups (step ups may dictate the weight), find height for step ups. Then: […]

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 November 2nd

POWER 10:00 warm up 2 x 8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press work on mobility 3 x 5 wall squats 30m OH walking lunge (single arm, do one lap forward/backward with one arm, then switch and go again) 2 x 30/30sec push press/oh hold Then: Warm up to Jerk or Heavy Push Press […]

In the Gym October 31st

POWER 10:00 warm up 2 x 8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press work on mobility 3 x 5 wall squats 30m tactical lunge 2 x 5 squat jumps 2 x 5 tuck jumps Then: (athletes can do step ups fast if split jumps are no go) 10x Split Jumps (total, so 5 per […]

In the Gym October 29th

POWER 10:00 Warm up 2 x 8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press work on mobility 3 x 5 wall squats 3 x 6 goblet squats – deep, hip opening, focus on posture 2 x 10 KB swings Then: Warm up to Back Squat with bar + chains (don’t go too heavy; see below; […]