Tag: hiking

  • Trailhead Warm-up

    Trailhead Warm-up

    Primed for Adventure A scenic drive coupled with your thermos of coffee or matcha might be all you need to awaken your senses and build excitement and energy for your planned hiking adventure. However, you mustn’t overlook the benefits and value of a quick trailhead warm-up. Perhaps you’ve never considered a dedicated warm-up prior to…

  • How to Prepare for Mountain Hiking (Especially if you live in flatland!)

    How to Prepare for Mountain Hiking (Especially if you live in flatland!)

    Preparing for Mountain Hiking Living in a flatland area doesn’t necessarily put you at a disadvantage when it comes to preparing for mountainous hiking. However, it may require a bit more creativity with your workouts to ensure that your body is ready for the demands of steeper trails and elevation changes. The workout focus and…

  • Endurance vs Strength

    Endurance vs Strength

    Endurance vs Strength: What’s Most Important for the Trail? You want to get in shape for hiking, but you’re wondering, “What’s most important for the trail… exercises to build endurance or strength?” When training for a specific sport or activity it’s common to think… “What exercise is most important?”“Where should my primary focus be?”“How should…

  • How to build & maintain muscle at any age

    How to build & maintain muscle at any age

    Why is muscle important? Maintaining muscle as we age has less to do with the “beach-bodies” we desired in our 20s and more about the implications it has on our health, function, abilities, and independence as we get older. Muscles power ALL your activities from daily tasks of living to hiking your favorite trails. Less…

  • Food: The fuel and recovery tool for exercise

    Food: The fuel and recovery tool for exercise

    Nutrition plays such an important role in how our bodies feel and function. Not only do our food choices contribute to our overall health, but they also affect our physical performance during activities and our ability to recover. In this article I’ll provide guidelines for structuring your food choices, discuss essential nutrients found in food,…

  • I think I can, I know I can…

    I think I can, I know I can…

    Stay motivated & consistent with exercise Having the right mental space for working out is equally important as the right physical space. You can have all the specialized tools, equipment, and professional guidance, but if you don’t cultivate the right head-space for working out it’s likely you won’t follow through, or worse yet, you won’t…

  • 6 tips to create a home gym space— that works for YOU

    6 tips to create a home gym space— that works for YOU

    Whether you’re new to working out or you’re a long-time fitness fanatic, you’ve probably contemplated the pros and cons of a home gym. In this article I’ll explain how to determine if setting up a home gym is right for you, and I’ll share valuable tips on how to create the right space and what…

  • Jewel Basin Hawk Watch 2023

    Jewel Basin Hawk Watch 2023

    As summer wanes in later August, my fellow bird nerds and I get excited for an annual event, raptor migration. Unlike many bird species that migrate at night, raptors such as hawks, eagles, and falcons, choose the day time along mountain ridges where they can ride currents and updrafts. This saves valuable energy as they…

  • Climbing Iceberg Peak and South Iceberg Peak 2023

    Climbing Iceberg Peak and South Iceberg Peak 2023

    It’s a big day full of trail miles and elevation, but the payoff for covering over 20 miles and 5,000ft in elevation gain is the incredible views looking down on the iconic Iceberg Lake and incredible views all day long from Iceberg Peak and it’s neighbor down the ridge, South Iceberg Peak, in Glacier National…