In the Gym Aug 14th

August 15 STRENGTH 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 30m single arm OH Walking lunge; do one lap forward and backward then switch arms. Then: Warm up to heavy-ish SLSLDL Then: 5x per leg SLSLDL […]

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Training vs. Exercise

This post is the next in an educational series behind the science and methodology of the “why” of what we do at The Ripple Effect (RE). See links below to previous content if you’d like to read or review. “Aligning the Modern Athlete” “The Science of Strength” Exercise is Exercise. Training is Both. I’ll elaborate… […]

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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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In the Gym Aug 19th

STRENGTH 10:00 warm up work on mobility/stability 2 × 8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press 3 × 5 wall squats 30 OH walking lunge – forward and backward then switch arms. Then: 5x TGU (per side) + 5x Body Row 4x TGU + 5x Body Row 3x TGU + 5x Body Row 2x […]

In the Gym August 16th

STRENGTH 10:00 warm up work on mobility/stability 2 × 8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press 3 × 5 wall squats 3 x 8 Goblet Squats, deep, focus on posture and hip opening 30m Tactical lunge Then: (team 1) Warm up to Dead Stop Back Squat (not too heavy, see below) Then: 5 x […]

In the Gym Aug 12

August 12th STRENGTH 10:00 warm up 2×8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press work on mobility 3 × 5 wall squats 3 x 8 Good Mornings 2 x 30m Tactical Lunge watch posture Then: 10-1 Dead Lift Strength Ladder, increasing weight each rung of the ladder (start at about 50% of 1RM) Rest some […]