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 September 23rd

STRENGTH  #10 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 3 SLSLDL – KB Then: Warm up to Heavy Split Squat –  hold weight at chest Then: 5x Split squat per […]

In the Gym September 21st

STRENGTH #9 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 2 x 30m Tactical Lunge 2x 30/30 DB PP – 30 sec pushing 30 sec holding weight locked out overhead, use light weight. Then: 3x TGU per side, fairly heavy […]

In the Gym September 19th

STRENGTH #8 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 2 x 8 Push ups Then: Find weight for heavy chest press. This can be Bosu chest press, bench chest press or a […]