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 14th

10:00 Warm Up ski/row/bike Work on mobility 2 × 8 Shoulder openers 2 x 5 Cuban press 3 × 5 Wall squats 2 x 30m Tactical Lunge Then: Back squat – warm up to 5 rep weight – don’t go too heavy; see below.. Then: 5 x 5 Back Squats with 4-position holds: hold for […]

In the Gym May 12th

10:00 Warm Up ski/row/bike Work on mobility 2 × 8 Shoulder openers 2 x 5 Cuban press 3 × 5 Wall squats 3 x 3 Single Leg Squat to Bench 2 x 10 Good Mornings Then: **break up into teams if group is bigger than 3 or 4; that way we can spread out the […]

In the Gym May 10th

10:00 warm up ski/row/bike Work on mobility 2 × 8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press 3 × 5 wall squats 3 x 3 per side SLSLDL with single KB Then: Work up to a heavy DL heavy for 3 reps – BB, KB, or Hex Bar Then: 6 x 3 Deadlift (touch and […]