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 September 16th

Power 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 – focus on posture! 2 x 5 Squat Jumps Then: Warm up to Weight for Split Squats (Farmer’s Carry or Front Rack hold) and Box Jump height Then: […]

In the Gym September 14th

Power 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 3 x 5 Squat Jumps Then: Warm up to Back Squat with bar + chains (don’t go too heavy; see below; […]

In the Gym September 9th

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 single arm OH walking lunges (forward/backward with one arm, then switch) Then: Warm up to TGU heavy Then: 6 x 2 per side TGU (if TGU not appropriate for athlete, they can […]