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 January 16th

STRENGTH 10:00 warm up 2 × 8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press work on mobility 3 × 5 wall squats 30m tactical lunge Then: Work up in weight to heavy step up, focus on a pause before stepping much like the BSSU Then: 3x Step up per leg 5x Deck Squat x 6 […]

In the Gym January 14th

STRENGTH 10:00 warm up 2 × 8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press work on mobility 3 × 5 wall squats 3 x 6 Goblet Squat Then: Work up to heavy Front Squat Then 3x Front Squat 10x Anchored Leg Lower between sets x 6 Then: 5x Pull Up 8x Push Press x 5 […]

In the Gym January 11th

STRENGTH 10:00 warm up 2 × 8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press work on mobility 3 × 5 wall squats 30m Tactical lunge – forward and backward then switch arms. 2 x 5 squat jumps Then: 5x Split Squat (weighted per leg) + 10x Flying Burpee 4x Split Squat (increase weight if appropriate) […]