Aligning the Modern Athlete

RIPPLE EFFECT ATHLETES This is the first of what I hope to be a series of informative posts to help further your education and health, in your life of athleticism. I speak about these issues often in the gym, however with our busy lives pieces are forgotten. Give this a moment and read, then reread […]

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Mobility Work

Aligning the modern athlete is the foundation of all training we do at the Ripple Effect. Mobility and proper range of motion in all movements is the key to injury prevention and purposeful training. Over Head Reach Chest Opener L V 4 Single Leg Hamstring Work Hip Opener with Band Hip IT Band Work Frog […]

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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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Although I am a woman I feel this way about my call to duty in life, at least in the way I live. I make no pretense to say I have even come close to sacrificing what soldiers do, but I want to be “the one” people can trust in and believe in. And that is […]

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Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. This is the trick. This is what all these teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical gold, this is what they understood. This is the shamanic dance in the waterfall. This is how magic […]

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Lucky Enough

Lucky Enough “If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.” -John Irving

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Why I have the deepest respect for my friends at Gym Jones, it is difficult at best to find people who are like minded but to find those who practice what they preach is exceptional.  I thank them for also carrying that torch. from MFT: Be willing to move on from a particular identifying idea […]

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The Sword

Much like hardening and tempering the Samurai’s sword, true fitness is an art and aesthetic. Requiring the utmost commitment of patience, persistence, focus, finesse determination, humility, experience and time. When this is achieved the athlete is sharp, strong, and possibly deadly.

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Master the Basics

Start your day out simply and in a focus way, do good work. I could not summarize any better, from my friends at Gym Jones, only the best. Learning And Progressing Part 1 Learning And Progressing Part 2

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In The Gym May 22nd

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 Then: Warm up to Heavy Back Squat (for 3 reps) Then: 6 x 3 Back Squats Rest 2 minutes between sets, During rest, complete 5x Side Plank […]

In The Gym May 17

10:00 warm up 2 × 8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press work on mobility 3 x 5 wall squats 2 x 10 goblet squats 20 x wall ball 20 x ball slam then 20 x KB Snatch (10/arm) 20 x TGU (10/arm) 30 x Push Press 30 x Pull up 40 x Split/switch […]

In The Gym May 15

May 15th 10:00 warm up 2 × 8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press work on mobility 3 x 5 wall squat squat jumps 3 x 5 tuck jumps 3 x 5 then 20 x FS @ 50% 1 RM 20 x Split Jumps 20 x Atomic Sit Ups x 5 Then 10 x […]