Entries by Carolyn Parker

Strength Training For Backcountry Skiing

Hey Skiing Chicks! I hope you enjoyed last month’s training tip: Uphill Training for Backcountry Skiing workout because now it’s time to add in strength for the downhill skiing part. After a month of building uphill stamina in your legs and lungs, we need to build a reserve of strength and power for the downhill. All […]

When Rest Is Best

It’s August and rock climbing season is in full swing. It’s a good time for a mid-season check in. I always check in with my athletes before we start training. I check in to make sure they aren’t working around pain or discomfort. Recently a young, strong athlete came into my gym for her training […]

Pull-Ups For Beginners

Pull-Ups For Beginners is a training program for anyone who has ever wanted to do a pull-up. Why are pull-ups so hard? Over the years, I’ve trained many women (some over 60!) to do their first pull-up ever and let me tell you, every first is as thrilling as the last. It’s truly empowering to […]

Training for Mountaineering | Back to Basics

When training for mountaineering (backcountry skiing, climbing: gym climbing, rock climbing, ice climbing, alpine climbing), the most important lesson I’ve learned over the years is to always go back to the basics. Although I played many sports when I was young, it was not until I was 18 that I started to train in a structured […]