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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THE ONE

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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Courage

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.

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 http://youtu.be/sOyXWRfinq8 Learning And Progressing Part 2 http://youtu.be/hSNIVw533AY

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In the Gym December 4th

PE/SE 10:00 warm up 2 × 8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press work on mobility 3 × 5 wall squats 3 x 5 squat jumps 3 x 5 tuck jumps Then: 10x Cleans (or Head Cutter Snaps with a single KB) 500m ski or row go hard 2 min rest 3 rounds Then: […]

In the Gym December 3rd

PE/SE 10:00 warm up 2 × 8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press work on mobility 3 × 5 wall squats 2x 30/30 DB PP Then: RMM Ladder (change weights as appropriate) increase weight as you go down. 8x @15# DBs 6x @20# DBs 4x @25# DBs 2x @30# DBs Rest 1-2min between sets […]

In the Gym November 30th

PE/SE 10:00 warm up 2 × 8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press Work on mobility 3 × 5 wall squats 2 x 5 Squat Jumps 2 x 5 Tuck jumps Then: 30m flying burpees 60sec bottom of squat hold x 5 rounds, rest as needed Then: Rest 3 minutes Then: 5x Pull Ups […]