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 February 11th

STRENGTH 10:00 warm up 2 × 8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press work on mobility 3 × 5 wall squats 3 x 3 Ass to Bench Single leg squat 2 x 10 Good Morning Then: work up to Heavyish Deadlift Then: 5x Deadlift 8x Pull Over x 5 Then: 15m Bear crawl, one […]

In the Gym February 8th

STRENGTH 10:00 warm up 2 × 8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press work on mobility 3 × 5 wall squats 30m walking lunge 2 x 10 good morning Then: Work up to heavy-ish SLSLDL Then: 2x SLSLDL (per leg) heavy x 6, rest as necessary Then: 15m Bear Crawl + Push up ladder […]

In the Gym February 6th

STRENGTH 10:00 warm up 2 × 8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press work on mobility 3 × 5 wall squats 3 x 6 goblet squat focused on hip opening Then: Find weight for dead stop Back squat Then: 3x Back Squat – dead stop, meaning there is a 1 -2 sec pause at […]