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 December 4th

PE/SE 10:00 warm up 2 × 8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press work on mobility 3 × 5 wall squats 3 x 5 squat jumps 3 x 5 tuck jumps Then: 10x Cleans (or Head Cutter Snaps with a single KB) 500m ski or row go hard 2 min rest 3 rounds Then: […]

In the Gym December 3rd

PE/SE 10:00 warm up 2 × 8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press work on mobility 3 × 5 wall squats 2x 30/30 DB PP Then: RMM Ladder (change weights as appropriate) increase weight as you go down. 8x @15# DBs 6x @20# DBs 4x @25# DBs 2x @30# DBs Rest 1-2min between sets […]

In the Gym November 30th

PE/SE 10:00 warm up 2 × 8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press Work on mobility 3 × 5 wall squats 2 x 5 Squat Jumps 2 x 5 Tuck jumps Then: 30m flying burpees 60sec bottom of squat hold x 5 rounds, rest as needed Then: Rest 3 minutes Then: 5x Pull Ups […]