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 May 22nd

May 22nd STRENGTH 10:00 Warm up ski erg/airdyne/row Work on mobility or stability 2 × 8 Shoulder openers 2 x 5 Cuban press 3 x 5 Wall squat 2 x 5 SOTS Press w/PVC 30m OH Walking Lunge – forward/backward each arm Then: Warm up to Heavy TGU Then: 3x TGU per side 5x Pull […]

In the Gym May 20th

May 20th STRENGTH 10:00 Warm up ski erg/airdyne/row Work on mobility or stability 2 × 8 Shoulder openers 2 x 5 Cuban press 3 x 5 Wall squat 2 x 10 Good Mornings 3 x 3 per side Maxercist row Then: Warm up to Heavy-ish Dead Lift Then: 5 x 5 Dead Lift heavy, touch […]

In the Gym May 17th

May 17th STRENGTH 10:00 Warm up ski erg/airdyne/row Work on mobility or stability 2 × 8 Shoulder openers 2 x 5 Cuban press 3 x 5 Wall squat 2x30m Tactical Lunge Then: Team 1 15m HEAVY sled push – should be slow!! 30x Mountain climbers per leg 5 rounds, rest as needed Then: Team 2 […]