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 July 1st

POWER 10:00 Warm up ski erg/airdyne/row 2 × 8 Shoulder openers 2 x 5 Cuban press Work on mobility 3 x 5 Wall squat 30m Tactical Lunge 3 x 8 Goblet Squats Then: 10x Head Cutters (not super heavy) 10x Deck Squats 30sec Mountain Climbers 5 Rounds, rest 60sec between each round Then: 8x Pull […]

In the Gym June 29th

POWER 10:00 Warm up ski erg/airdyne/row 2 × 8 Shoulder openers 2 x 5 Cuban press Work on mobility 3 x 5 Wall squat 2 x 30/30sec DB PP / OH hold 2 x 30/30sec Air Squat/Squat hold Then: 15x Whip Smash 10x Split Jump (each leg so 20 total) 30sec sprint ski/row/airdyne 90second rest […]

In the Gym June 26th

POWER 10:00 Warm up ski erg/airdyne/row 2 × 8 Shoulder openers 2 x 5 Cuban press Work on mobility 3 x 5 Wall squat 2 x 8 KB Swings 30m Tactical Lunge Then: Warm up to BB or KB Clean (or athlete can do Head Cutter snap with single KB) Then: 5x Clean (BB or […]