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 July 11th

STRENGTH 10:00 Warm up ski erg/airdyne/row 2 × 8 Shoulder openers 2 x 5 Cuban press Work on mobility 3 x 5 Wall squat 30m Tactical Lunge Then: Warm up to heavy weighted walking lunges (or weighted step ups if more appropriate) Then: 15m Heavy Weighted Walking Lunge – weight in Farmer’s Carry 5x Pull […]

In the Gym July 9th

STRENGTH 10:00 Warm up ski erg/airdyne/row 2 × 8 Shoulder openers 2 x 5 Cuban press Work on mobility 3 x 5 Wall squat 3 x 6 Goblet Squats 30m Tactical Lunge Then: Warm up to Back Squat Bar + Chains Then: 5 x 5 Accelerating Back Squat @ Bar+Chains; pause at bottom of squat, […]

In the Gym June 29th

STRENGTH 10:00 Warm up ski erg/airdyne/row 2 × 8 Shoulder openers 2 x 5 Cuban press Work on mobility 3 x 5 Wall squat 3 x 6 Goblet Squat – deep, pause at bottom for hip opening and postural stability 30m Tactical Lunge Then: Warm up to heavy Back Squat Step Up (BSSU) Then: 6×3 […]