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 September 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 deep with hip opening and postural work! Then: Work up to heavy Front Squat Then: 6 x 3 Front Squat Rest ~2min between sets During rest, complete 5x […]

In the Gym September 11th

STRENGTH 10:00 warm up 2 × 8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press work on mobility 3 × 5 wall squats 2 x 30m Tactical Lunge 2 x 10 Good Morning Then: Work up to Heavy Deadlift Then: 6 x 3 Dead Lift Rest 2min between sets Then: 8x Chest Press (on Bench or […]

In the Gym September 7th

STRENGTH 10:00 warm up 2 × 8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press work on mobility 3 × 5 wall squats 3 x 6 Deep Goblet Squat 2 x 5 Squat Jumps Then: Find weight for step ups and cleans (same weight for both) Then: 5x per leg Weighted Step Ups – hold Kbs […]