Tripyramids via Livermore Trail

hiking Oct 21, 2018
 

I hiked the Tripyramids on Saturday, October 20, 2018. My route started at the parking area at Livermore Road. I took Livermore Road to the beginning of the loop, then I ascended to the North peak first via Livermore trail, then on the south peak and down via the Mount Tripyramid trail. Once the...

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Critical Hours

hiking musings Jul 25, 2018

It’s not news to you that I love hiking. I like being surrounded by nature, smelling the pine trees, hearing the birds and chipmunks, getting almost run over by two squirrels chasing one another and of course I like the views.

Most of all though I love the physical activity, I love feeling...

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My Hiking Preparation Routine

hiking Jul 02, 2018
 

I've put together a video of the exercises I do before I head out on a hike. Most people are aware of the importance of stretching after an activity, and I don't disagree. Let me explain to you why before might be even more productive.

You've hopefully heard me talk about movement patterns. Poor...

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The Short Half Roller, Such a Handy Little Tool For Body Maintenance

hiking traveling Jun 25, 2018
 

This 12x3 inch piece of foam has saved me on several occasions. It's such a useful tool, I even bring it with me on trips, especially when I'm planning on hiking for several days.

I've put together a short video showing my favorite exercises with the short half roller.

  • Calf Squeeze
  • Hip, Leg and...
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Poles or No Poles - Are hiking poles necessary, smart or a crutch?

hiking Jun 10, 2018

If you’re getting into hiking you might wonder if it’s necessary to buy hiking poles. Maybe you’ve been hiking for a long time, but you’re getting older and don’t trust your balance so much anymore and are wondering if would be smart to start using poles. Or...

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The Importance of Different Angles

 

Have you ever been frustrated that you spend significant time stretching, but you're still tight? I’m pretty sure anyone who lives an active life, has experienced something like this before.

 

For some of you, that area of tightness gets worse and worse. If you, for example, spend much...

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The Best Stretch after Running, Hiking and Cycling

 

Have you ever felt your lower back or the sides of your hip ache after a long hike, bike ride, or run? I’m sure you do your lunge (hip flexor stretch) and a hamstring stretch religiously after each workout, am I right? Do you still feel that tightness at the sides of the hips?

The reason...

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Should You Be Locking Your Knees?

There are two different postural faults when it comes to the knees. Well really, there are a few more, but let me start by explaining one of the most common one's. When standing your knees should be straight, not locked.

Many people have been told to keep their knees bent when exercising. On the...

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