In the Gym April 1st

PE/SE 10:00 warm up work on mobility/stability 2 × 8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press 3 × 5 wall squats 2 x 10 Good Mornings with PVC – open up shoulders and hamstrings Then: 10x KB Swing 30m Weighted Lunge (hold weight at sides or front rack) 10x Squat jump 6 rounds, rest […]

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The Science of Strength

The Science of Strength: This email is going out to all our athletes, both old and new. It’s aim is to be informative and educational. Ripple Effect specializes in training “mountain” athletes. By mountain athlete I mean someone who moves their body through varied terrain during sport. Running, Climbing, Cycling, Skiing, Boating, Hiking… the list […]

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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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The dirt on Diet Sodas

Diet sodas may confuse brain’s ‘calorie counter’ Sugar-free drinks may make sweet-detecting circuits numb to the real stuff By Janet Raloff July 14th, 2012; Vol.182 #1 (p. 14)  Text Size By baffling the brain, saccharin and other sugar-free sweeteners — key weapons in the war on obesity — may paradoxically foster overeating. At some level, […]

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The Ultimate Juicing Machine

The count:  It’s been 467 days since I’ve taken juicing by storm (or should I say, juicing has taken my kitchen by storm)…I have juiced approximately 205 liters of delicious, nutrient filled juice, for myself and my athletes.  I’ve experienced increased energy levels, quicker recovery times after workouts, and am generally feeling good! There are […]

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In the Gym April 23rd

STRENGTH 10:00 Warm up ski erg/airdyne/row Work on mobility/stability 2 × 8 Shoulder openers 2 x 5 Cuban press 3 x 5 Wall squat 3 x 6 Goblet squat Then: Warm up to Heavy Back Squat (for 5 reps) Then: 5 x 5 Back Squats Rest 1 – 2 minutes between sets, Then: 8 to […]

In the Gym April 19th

PE/SE (accumulation) 10:00 warm up work on mobility/stability 2 × 8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press 3 × 5 wall squats 2 x 8 Body Rows on rings 2 x 10 Push Press (DBs/KBs) Then: 10x Pull Ups 20x KB Head Cutters 30x Push Ups 40x Leg Lowers 50x Whip Smash (or Goblet […]

In the Gym April 17th

PE/SE 10:00 warm up work on mobility/stability 2 × 8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press 3 × 5 wall squats 2 x 5 squat jumps 2 x 5 tuck jumps Then: 10 to 1/1-10 Alternating Ladder Ball Slams Box Jumps (10 Ball Slams/1 Box Jump, 9/2, 8/3, 7/4, 6/5, 5/6, …etc) Rest as […]