Periodization for Mountain Sport

Periodization for Mountain Sport When it comes to training and performance periodization is a key piece of a successful year in sport. Whether or not you are using an athlete training center like the Ripple Effect to guide you through your strength conditioning, following a coaches program, or creating your own routine periodization is a […]

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Outside the Gym December 6th

Skiing Ajax Mountain …the point of training for me is training for sport outside the gym, this being just one of the reasons I train myself and others.     Athletes Skiing: Carolyn and Robbie

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Outside Magazine Article

Great Article by Nick Heil: http://www.outsideonline.com/fitness/strength-and-power-training/The-Hell-on-Earth-Fitness-Plan.html?page=all

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Outside the Gym July 4th

Independence Day Never forget those who have paid the price for your freedom and the luxuries you have and hold dear…

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Sleep.

Fascinating article about the scientific benefits and purpose of sleep! See the original article link here.   Goodnight. Sleep Clean. By Maria Konnikova  JAN. 11, 2014 SLEEP seems like a perfectly fine waste of time. Why would our bodies evolve to spend close to one-third of our lives completely out of it, when we could […]

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Massage for Recovery

We all love getting massages, here’s proof that massage therapy works and can speed recovery times after hard workout… Muscle massage may speed healing Molecular benefits to rubbing overworked areas include reduced inflammation By Nathan Seppa March 10th, 2012; Vol.181 #5 (p. 17)  Offering a modern take on an age-old remedy, scientists report that the satisfaction one […]

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Vitamin D

Yes I live in New Mexico and I still supplement vitamin D, for many reasons. Read below, understand how the body creates Vitamin D, why it’s so important and be careful to get enough. Diet is a great source as is the sun, sunscreen is important but some sun exposure or supplementation is crucial to […]

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For Athletes, Risks From Ibuprofen Use

[From the NYTimes.com; click title to link to article page] For Athletes, Risks From Ibuprofen Use By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Many active people use the painkiller ibuprofen on an almost daily basis. In surveys, up to 70 percent of distance runners and other endurance athletes report that they down the pills before every workout or competition, […]

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Gym Jones Fully Certified Instructor

A great thanks to my family at Gym Jones for the honor! Gym Jones / Disciples / Carolyn Parker

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In the Gym April 14th

10:00 Warm up ski/row/bike Mobility/stability 2 x 8 Shoulder openers 2 x 5 Cuban press 3 x 5 Wall squats 3 x 6 Goblet squats (deep, hip opening, find posture and stability at bottom of each rep) Then: 10x DL (medium heavy / reasonable weight; aim for 0.75-1x BW for heavier hitters) 10x KB Swing […]

In the Gym April 12th

10:00 Warm up ski/row/bike Mobility/stability 2 x 8 Shoulder openers 2 x 5 Cuban press 3 x 5 Wall squats 3min 30/30sec (hard/easy) machine of choice Then: 2min of (30sec DB PP/30sec OH Hold with same weights) 250m Ski or Row (go hard) 60x Mtn Climber (total leg movements) Rest 2:00 x 2-3 rounds depending […]

In the Gym April 9th

10:00 Warm up ski/row/bike Mobility/stability 2 x 8 Shoulder openers 2 x 5 Cuban press 3 x 5 Wall squats 3 x 6 Goblet squats Then: 6 way BB Complex (with KBs if more appropriate) 6x Deadlift 6x Bent Over Row 6x Hang Clean 6x Front Squat 6x Push Press 6x Push Up Try to […]