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 November 23rd

Strength 10:00 Warm up Work on mobility/stability 2 x 8 Shoulder openers 2 x 5 Cuban press 3 x 5 Wall squats 30m OH walking Lunge – forward backward each side 3 x 3 per side maxercist row Then: Warm up to heavy TGU Then: 2x TGU per side – heavy 3x Strict Pull Ups […]

In the Gym November 20th

Strength 10:00 Warm up Work on mobility/stability 2 x 8 Shoulder openers 2 x 5 Cuban press 3 x 5 Wall squats 3 x 6 Goblet squats – deep, hip opening, focus on posture 2 x 30m Tactical Lunge Then: Warm up to Front Squat 5 rep weight (about 75% of 1RM) – Sydney dumbbell […]

In the Gym November 18th

Strength 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 8 good mornings 2 x 5 SOTS press with PVC 3 x 3 per side single leg ass to bench squat Then: Warm up to heavy SLSLDL – BB or KB […]