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 October 20th

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: Warm up to Heavy Split Squat – hold weight at chest Then: 3x Split Squat per Leg 5x Strict OH Press 5 Rounds, rest 60sec between rounds Then: […]

In the Gym October 18th

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 3 x 6 Goblet Squat 3 x 3 SLSLDL each side with single KB Then: Warm up to Heavy Dead Lift – reasonable for 5 reps THen: 5x Deadlift 8x Push up […]

In the Gym October 15th

10:00 Warm up ski erg/airdyne/row Work on mobility or stability 2 × 8 Shoulder openers 2 x 5 Cuban press 3 x 5 Wall squat 3 x 6 Goblet Squats – pause at bottom, focus on hip opening and posture Then: Work up to weight for Front Squat reasonable for 3 reps Then: 6 x […]