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 April 1st

POWER 10:00 Warm up ski/row/bike Mobility/stability 2 x 8 Shoulder openers 2 x 5 Cuban press 3 x 5 Wall squats 30m single arm OH walking lunge (forward/backward each arm) 2 x 5 Squat Jumps Then: Warm up to weight for heavy-ish Jerk (or Push Press if more appropriate) Then: 5 x 5 Jerk (or […]

In the Gym March 30th

POWER 10:00 Warm up ski/row/bike Mobility/stability 2 x 8 Shoulder openers 2 x 5 Cuban press 3 x 5 Wall squats 2 x 5 Single leg ass-to-bench squat 2 x 5 Squat Jumps Then: Find height for Box Jumps (can do KB Swing if not jumping), and weight for walking lunges (shouldn’t be super heavy) […]

In the Gym March 27th

POWER 10:00 Warm up ski/row/bike Mobility/stability 2 x 8 Shoulder openers 2 x 5 Cuban press 3 x 5 Wall squats 2 x 30m Tactical Lunge 2 x 5 Push Ups Then: Find weight for heavy-ish Push Press Then: 5x Push Press (heavy-ish) 12x Split Jumps (total; can add weight if appropriate) 6 Rounds, rest […]