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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In the Gym May 23rd

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 2x30m Tactical Lunge Then: Find/Warm up to Step Up weight heavy for 5 per leg – can hold weight at sides or at chest in Front Rack or bar bell on back. […]

In the Gym May 20th

10:00 Warm up ski erg/airdyne/row Work on mobility/stability – see small white boards for ideas 2 × 8 Shoulder openers 2 x 5 Cuban press 3 x 5 Wall squat 3 x 6 Goblet squat Then: Warm up to Back Squat weight – reasonable (for 5 reps) Then: 5x Back Squats 6x Push Press with […]

In the Gym May 18th

10:00 Warm up ski erg/airdyne/row Work on mobility/stability – see small white boards for ideas 2 × 8 Shoulder openers 2 x 5 Cuban press 3 x 5 Wall squat 30m OH Walking Lunge – forward/backward each side Then: Warm up to TGU – limit weight if still working on ROM If TGU’s are a […]