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 11th

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 […]

In the Gym November 8th

Strength 10:00 Warm up Work on mobility/stability 2 x 8 Shoulder openers 2 x 5 Cuban press 3 x 5 Wall squats 5x TGU per side (light, use as warm up to DL) Then: Warm up to ~75% 1RM Dead Lift Then: 5 x 5 Dead Lift – hex / BB / KB Rest 60sec […]

In the Gym November 6th

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 30m Tactical Lunge 2 x 5 Reverse Fly Then: 5x per leg Weighted Step Up – Front Rack focus on posture 15m Heavy Bear Crawl Rest 60sec x5 (athletes can pair […]