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 […]

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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

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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 9th

PE/SE 10:00 warm up 2 × 8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press work on mobility 3 × 5 wall squats 3 x 5 squat jumps 4x 30/30 machine of choice Then: IWT  10x Cleans (or Head Cutter Snaps) 500m ski or row go hard 2min rest 3 rounds Then:  6x Push Press (heavy) […]

In the Gym February 6th

PE/SE 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 2 x 30/30 machine of choice to open up the lungs a bit Then: 6x Burpee + 8x Box Jumps   x 5 rounds Then: Rest 3 minutes […]