Here is one of the exercises that Derek came up with to help us train for ice climbing. For lack of a name, I'm dubbing it "Stand, Swing, Tap." The tree in the picture is already dead, so we were not harming it.
The Stand, Swing, Tap:
1. Start sitting with one tool stuck at an arm's length
2. Pull into a standing position
3. Swing your free tool and tap a full arm's length above