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 Sept. 13

Power 10:00 Warm up Work on mobility/stability 2 x 8 Shoulder openers 2 x 5 Cuban press 3 x 5 Wall squats 2 x 30m Tactical Lunge Then: 8x Goblet Squats 6x KB Swings (spike swings if appropriate)  8x Bulgarian Bag Swings or Plate Halos – each direction  Rest ~60-90 seconds 6 Rounds Then: 8x […]

In the Gym Sep. 11

Power 10:00 Warm up Work on mobility/stability 2 x 8 Shoulder openers 2 x 5 Cuban press 3 x 5 Wall squats 2 x 30m Tactical Lunge 2 x 15 Air Squats Then: Athletes can do step ups fast if split jumps are no go Set up to do split jumps and sprints outside; OR, […]

In the Gym Sept. 9

Power 10:00 Warm up Work on mobility/stability 2 x 8 Shoulder openers 2 x 5 Cuban press 3 x 5 Wall squats 2 x 5 Push Ups 2 x 5 Squat Jumps  Then: 8x RMM + 20x Frog Hops + 1 minute rest 6x RMM + 30x Frog Hops + 1 minute rest 4x RMM […]