Entries by Carolyn Parker

Advanced At-Home Workouts

Click below to find: Beginner Isolation Workouts – Exercise At Home Exercise At Home – Intermediate Workouts Advanced At-Home Workouts Warmup 10 min of walking, light jog, heavy house work like vacuuming, wrestling with kids, zumba video! You get the idea! Get your heart rate up and get warm. 2 x 8 shoulder opener, with […]

Exercise At Home – Intermediate Workouts

It is very important to exercise even when we are stuck at home. Try these intermediate workouts for an at-home exercise routine that you can do in your living room. If these are too hard or you are just starting, here are the Beginner Isolation Workouts. Do one of these workouts, or two of them, […]

Isolation Workouts – Exercise At Home

Isolation Workouts  Across our nation and across the globe we’re all being impacted by the rapid spread of the coronavirus. Many are under “shelter at home” restrictions, juggling life with kids at home too. Many are far worse off. Some will not get sick, some will. I send my best to all of those who […]

Lock-Off Training for Mixed Climbing

Winter is ice and mixed climbing season in Colorado. If you haven’t tried it, mixed climbing is a blast! Tools that you’d normally apply by swinging and kicking into ice are now placed carefully onto rock. Then you balance on front points and move around your placement in an entirely new way. Mixed climbing requires […]

Training Partners

Hey Chicks, Today we’re going to chat about the benefit of training partners. Training partners can be your ticket to motivation and success, not to mention safety. We spend so much effort self-motivating. Sometimes it helps to know someone is ready to meet you. Just past the shortest day of the year in the Northern […]

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 […]

Carolyn’s Quick and Dirty Core Strength for Chicks

Core strength is critical to all sports, climbing and skiing included. We so often seem to run out of time. Or we fall into the pattern of doing the same old thing because we don’t have time to think of new stuff. Whether you are a beginner or a crusher, my quick and dirty core […]

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 […]