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Coaching by Carolyn

Coaching by Carolyn Although I have not promoted these services of late, I do and have provided coaching and programming for athletes for over 15 years. Recently, many athletes have been reaching out for support during these uncertain times, I wanted to provide this option to our community. Coaching options are available: Phone calls for […]


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 […]


In the Gym February 21st

Feb 21st
Cool Down
10:00 warm up
2×8 shoulder openers
2 x 5 cuban press
work on mobility
3×5 wall squats
30m OH walking lunge, forward and backward one hand then switch.
Then:
Work up to a heavy TGU.
Then
6 x 2 TGU per side. If appropriate for the athlete have them do 30 – 60 sec ring support between efforts.
Then:
10x weighted split jump
10x KB Swing
x 5
Then:
10 – 1 Pull UP Ladder if time.
Cool Down


In the Gym February 10th

Feb 10th
10:00 warm up
2 x 8 shoulder openers
2 x 5 cuban press
3 x 5 wall squat
3 x 6 Deep Goblet Squat
10x Cross Sym Y’s and 90/90
Then:
Work up to heavy Front Squat
Then:
6 x 3 Front Squat
2:00min rest between sets, during rest complete 60 sec FLR for three of the rounds and 60 sec OH Hold for other three rounds.
Then:
10 – 1 Pull Up Burpee Ladder
10/1, 9/2, 8/3….
Then: If time Cool down with
6 x 30/30 on machine of choice.
CoolDown – Mobility


In the Gym February 3rd

Strength
10:00 warm up
2 x 8 shoulder openers
2 x 5 cuban press
3 x 5 wall squat
3 x 3 SLSLDL with KB
3 x 3 Ass to bench
10x Cross Sym Row and Fly
Then:
Work up to Heavy Deadlift
Then:
This should be touch and go, style no drop.
5 x 3 Deadlift
Actual rest between sets 1 – 2 mins.
Then:
5x Pull Over
5x Body Row
5x Push Up
x 7
If time: Finish with 2:00 warm up on machine of choice
Then:
1:00 spirit, 1:00 recovery (still moving) x 4
Total time 10:00
Cool Down – mobility focus


In the Gym December 30th

POWER
10:00 Warm up
Work on mobility/stability
2 x 8 Shoulder openers
2 x 5 Cuban press
3 x 5 Wall squats
2 x 5 Squat Jumps
2 x 5 Tuck Jumps
Then:
5x Box Jumps @ low box
5x Box Jumps @ medium box
5x Box Jumps @ high box
x 4 Rounds, rest as needed to maintain form
(If jumping is no go, do 5x KB Swings or Goblet Squats at 3 different weights, x4)
Then:
5x Body Row
5x Floor Press
5x each side Windshield Wipers – lock out weight over chest or press hands into floor
5 Rounds, rest as necessary
Then:
10-1 Head Cutter Ladder – alternating with partner
Hold KB at chest while partner completes reps
Then, if time:
8x 30/30sec hard/less hard @ machine of choice
Cool Down


In the Gym November 27th

Strength
10:00 Warm up
Work on mobility/stability
2 x 8 Shoulder openers
2 x 5 Cuban press
3 x 5 Wall squats
30m Tactical Lunge
3 x 5 Reverse Fly
Then:
Warm up to Heavy Dead Lift
Then:
6 x 3 Heavy Dead Lift
Rest 90sec between sets
During rest, do 5x Pull Ups
Then:
5x Push Ups
8x Head Cutters
10x Anchored Leg Lowers
5 Rounds, rest as needed
If time:
5x60sec hard / 30 sec rest, @ machine of choice
Cool Down


In the Gym October 11th

Power
10:00 Warm up
Work on mobility/stability
2 x 8 Shoulder openers
2 x 5 Cuban press
3 x 5 Wall squats
2 x 5 Squat Jumps
2 x 8 Push Press
Then:
Warm up to Clean and Press (same weight for both) – can be with BB, 2xKBs, or single KB (so basically a headcutter)
Then:
5 x 5 Clean + Press 
Rest 60sec between sets
Then:
30-20-10 reps of each -
KTE (or anchored leg lowers if more appropriate) + Burpees
If time:
8x 20sec hard (all out) / 60sec rest @ machine of choice
Then:
Cool Down, stretch


In the Gym October 7th

Power
10:00 Warm up
Work on mobility/stability
2 x 8 Shoulder openers
2 x 5 Cuban press
3 x 5 Wall squats
2 x 5 Goblet Squats 
2 x 5 Squat Jumps
Then:
Warm Up to Front Squat 5 rep weight (moderately heavy)
Find height for box jumps, do a few reps to warm up
Then:
5x Front Squats 
7x Box Jumps
x 6 Rounds, rest ~30-60sec between rounds
Then:
30sec Mountain Climbers + 30sec Ring Support + 5x Floor Wipers (or windshield wipers) each side
4 Rounds, rest as needed
Then:
Cool Down, stretch 


In the Gym October 4th

Power
10:00 Warm up
Work on mobility/stability
2 x 8 Shoulder openers
2 x 5 Cuban press
3 x 5 Wall squats
30m Single Arm OH Walking Lunge (forward/backward one arm then switch)
2×30/30sec hard/easy at machine of choice get lungs opened up
Then:
30m Weighted Walking Lunge (at front rack or farmer’s carry; fairly heavy)
30sec sprint (hard!) at machine of choice
60sec Rest
x 5 Rounds
Then:
30sec Side Plank each side 
8x Body Row
12x Single arm weighted sit up (6 each side)
5 Rounds, rest as needed
Then:
Cool Down