Tag: strength

  • 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…

  • Hiking Fitness: The Importance of Core Stability

    Hiking Fitness: The Importance of Core Stability

    This blog is part of a series of posts discussing various components of hiking fitness. If you haven’t already, you’ll want to checkout the previous blogs The Importance of Strength Training and Restoring Proper Muscle Activation. Being well prepared for the trail involves more than good cardiorespiratory fitness and leg muscle endurance. An often overlooked…

  • Hiking Fitness: Restoring Proper Muscle Activation

    Hiking Fitness: Restoring Proper Muscle Activation

    This blog is part of a series of posts discussing various components of hiking fitness. If you haven’t already, you’ll want to checkout the previous blog The Importance of Strength Training. When it comes to strength and stability training, hikers should focus on: Awaken & Activate Your Glutes! Have you heard of “gluteal amnesia”, “lazy…