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 January 22nd

PE/SE 10:00 warm up ski/bike/row Work on Mobility/Stability 2 x 8 Shoulder Openers 2 x 5 Cuban Press 3 x 5 Wall Squats 2 x 30/30sec DBPP/OH Hold 2 x 30/30sec squat/squat hold Then: Warm up to Bench Press (heavy-ish) Then: 10x Bench Press (or DB Chest Press) 500m ski/row for time 2 min rest […]

In the Gym January 20th

PE/SE 10:00 warm up ski/bike/row Work on Mobility/Stability 2 x 8 Shoulder Openers 2 x 5 Cuban Press 3 x 5 Wall Squats 30m OH Walking Lunge (single arm, forward/backward each side) 3 x 3 per side Maxercist Row Then: 6 to 1 TGU ladder (per side) Between “rungs”, complete 15m Bear Crawl Rest as […]

In the Gym January 17th

PE/SE 10:00 warm up ski/bike/row Work on Mobility/Stability 2 x 8 Shoulder Openers 2 x 5 Cuban Press 3 x 5 Wall Squats 30m OH walking Lunge (forward/backward each side) 3 x 5 Squat Jumps Then: 10x Goblet Squat (moderately heavy) 10x DB Push Press 60sec OH Plate Hold 30-60sec Rest x 5 rounds Then: […]