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 October 10th

STRENGTH 10:00 warm up 2 × 8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press Work on mobility 3 × 5 wall squats 30 OH walking lunge – forward and backward then switch arms. Then: 5x TGU (per side) + 5x Ring/Bosu Push up or regular push up. 4x TGU + 5x Ring/Bosu Push up or […]

In the Gym October 8th

STRENGTH 10:00 warm up 2 × 8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press Work on mobility 3 × 5 wall squats 3 x 8 Goblet Squats, deep, focus on posture and hip opening 30m Tactical lunge Then: Warm up to Dead Stop Back Squat (not too heavy, see below) Then: 5 x 5 Dead […]

In the Gym October 5th

STRENGTH 10:00 warm up 2×8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press work on mobility 3 × 5 wall squats 3 x 8 Good Mornings 2 x 30m Tactical Lunge watch posture Then: 10-1 Dead Lift Strength Ladder, increasing weight each rung of the ladder (start at about 50% of 1RM) Rest some between sets […]