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 July 21

10:00 warm up work on mobility/stability 2 × 8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press 3 × 5 wall squats 3 x 5 Squat Jumps 3 x 5 Reverse Fly (light weight or at bands) Then: 6-way KB or BB Complex Same weight for all movements, try to not put weight down until push […]

In the Gym July 19th

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 30m Tactical Lunge Then: 60m Farmers carry 60sec sprint @ Machine of choice 60sec Wall Sit Hold – med ball on lap keep thighs parallel to floor 🙂 60sec rest 6 […]

In the Gym July 16th

10:00 warm up work on mobility or stability or both 2 × 8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press 3 × 5 wall squats 30m Single Arm OH Walking Lunge (forward/backward each side) 2 x 5 Squat Jumps Then: 8x RMM @ + 10x Goblet Squats 6x RMM @ + 10x Goblet Squats 4x […]