Recovery

Athletic Performance Recovery The least prioritized facet of training and it should be your top priority. The latest from the desk of Carolyn Parker, this educational email is an attempt to touch on the many types of “recovery”. After 30+ years of training and coaching, I can confidently say it is one of the most […]

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Vitamin D

Happy Equinox Ripple Effect Athletes! It’s time for our quarterly education email and updates from the desk of Carolyn Parker and the staff at Ripple Effect. We’ve had an amazing winter, so much snow and if I get this email out on time we will be in the midst of another atmospheric river weather event […]

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Coaching by Carolyn

Coaching by Carolyn Coaching options available: Coaching calls: $50 for a 30 min call. $25 for additional blocks of 15 min. email Carolyn to set up calls: carolyn@rippleffectraining.com Training Programs: 8 – 16 week custom programs for events in the future, fall 50K runs, rock climbing goals, century bike rides, mountaineering trips, huts trips, alpine […]

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Protein

Education Email Fall/Winter 2022Protein Nutrition – It’s time for an another Education email from the desk of Carolyn Parker. Our focus today will be on PROTEIN.Protein is a critical part of our daily nutritional profile and it has been a fairly consistent observation of mine that many athletes do not consume enough protein to support […]

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Managing Summer Heat

Good Day Ripple Effect Athletes! It’s time for another educational email and a few updates from the desk of Carolyn Parker.Today the subject is all about heat, why it is so important to NOT over heat, and the science of sport performance and cooling techniques. Most of the details in this quick overview are presented […]

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Coach Carolyn Parker

Coach Carolyn Parker is a life-long climber, skier, trail runner, cyclist and mountain guide who has made the successful transition into full time coaching work. Carolyn owns and runs Ripple Effect Training in Carbondale, Colorado, where she shares her expertise in strength training, injury recovery and muscular conditioning with hundreds of mountain athletes. Her goal […]

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Cycling coach and injury rehabilitation with Jim Harris

Jim Harris – New Instructor

It is with great honor and pleasure that we welcome Jim to the Instructor Team at Ripple Effect Training. And selfishly I am thrilled that a dear friend is working with us once again so we can connect more often. I have known Jim since 2015 and consider it an honor to call him a […]

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General Updates

We are masks optional for vaccinated athletes as of June 1st, 2021. We continue to maintain social distancing protocols and training in marked 9 x 10 areas, require hand sanitizing and cleaning equipment after use. And of course, we are staying up to date and educated on the CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19. We are currently running […]

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Training through Menopause

“Menopause” – that word, so infrequently discussed almost as though it needs to be kept hush hush, yet is a significant part of ALL women’s lives. And no it’s not just that we stop menstruating, although many western doctors would tend to lead one to think that’s all it is.  One of my many pet peeves […]

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Tabata Explained

Have you ever heard someone say “Tabata This” or “yeah I’m doing a Tabata WO!”? As with so many forms of “training,” a method that can be incredibly useful is misunderstood by an athlete or community. Yes it is still exercise, and if movements are performed correctly it can still be beneficial, our aim at […]

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In the Gym May 15th

10:00 warm up easy cardio 2 × 8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press 3 × 5 wall squats Any additional mobility/stability 3 x 5 push ups 3 x 8 Good Mornings with PVC or light BB across shoulders Then – Warm up to Heavy RDL (can use BB or KBs/DBs) Then – 5x […]

In the Gym May 13th

10:00 warm up easy cardio 2 × 8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press 3 × 5 wall squats Any additional mobility/stability 3 x 5 per side SLSLDL Then – 15m Heavy Weighted Walking Lunge – can hold at sides or at chest 6x heavy Pull Overs x 6 rounds, rest 60-90sec between sets […]

In the Gym May 10th

10:00 warm up easy cardio 2 × 8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press 3 × 5 wall squats Any additional mobility/stability 3 x 5 reverse flies (light DBs or bands) 3 x 6 goblet squats – deep, hip opening + focus on posture Then – Warm up to heavy Front Squats Then – […]