2014 Fitness Resolutions

How do you prepare for the rigorous physical requirements of high elevation adventure? Strength and endurance are key, but are only part of a more complex equation. How do you prepare for changes in altitude, exposure, diet, etc.? How do you mentally prepare? Learn from others and share what you know about training in advance for outdoor adventures.
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2014 Fitness Resolutions

Post by maverick » Tue Dec 17, 2013 3:55 pm

What changes/additions will you be making this coming year to your training regime
to make yourself a stronger, and a better outdoorsman/woman than in 2013? Does
this also include new eating habits? Will you be joining a gym, hiring a trainer, or
following some new online fitness trend geared towards backpackers/climbers?


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I don't give out specific route information, my belief is that it takes away from the whole adventure spirit of a trip, if you need every inch planned out, you'll have to get that from someone else.

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Re: 2014 Fitness Resolutions

Post by Jimr » Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:28 pm

Probably get back to day hikes. That's about it. I already teach martial arts and do an early sunday morning coreboard workout (my wife teaches the class).

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Post by maverick » Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:38 pm

Which type of martial arts Jim? Did Shotokan (karate) for 8 years back in the 70's
and 80's. Judo for about 3 years in late 60's.
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I don't give out specific route information, my belief is that it takes away from the whole adventure spirit of a trip, if you need every inch planned out, you'll have to get that from someone else.

Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, an HST member: http://reconn.org

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Post by dave54 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:35 pm

I only make resolutions I know I can keep.

So for 2014 I resolve to eat more and exercise less.

I am confident I can achieve my goals. :lol:
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Re: 2014 Fitness Resolutions

Post by Rockchucker » Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:40 pm

Last year I quit energy drinks, now it's only black or green tea in the morning. I guess my resolution is to just get out more, this year has been all work. I've only camped maybe 30 days. :thumbsdown:
I've considered no alcohol as I went 2 months this year without a drop and feel it could help even though I only have a relative small amount.
I'm no suture for my future.

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Post by rlown » Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:26 pm

I vow that i will be way out of shape until the reality hits 2 months before ice out at French and Royce.

Then I will mobilize to stare at the idea a 52lb pack for 12 days and do both basins and start a regimen. As we are all on the pc reading this, it's obvious the reality hasn't set in yet. :)

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Re: 2014 Fitness Resolutions

Post by Jimr » Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:57 am

Mav, I teach Hapkido.
When life closes a door, open it again.
It's a door, that's how it works.

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Re: 2014 Fitness Resolutions

Post by FeetFirst » Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:41 pm

In April I started bike commuting to and from work (15 miles each way) 2-3 days a week, which works out to about 60-90 miles, or an additional 4-6 hours of cardio a week. After two months I dropped 10 pounds without altering my beer and pizza diet. Note that I wasn't necessarily heavy either at 170 lbs., 5' 10".

More recently, I've started limiting my calorie intake and reducing processed foods, fats, sugars, alcohol, etc. and upping lean meats and veggies. Well, in no time I dropped another 10 lbs. The best part is that I'm happy with my new routine. It's not a chore. I look forward to my rides and my energy levels are up and even since I've started eating better.

On the trail I've noticed a huge improvement. First off, my backpack fits better. The hip belt no longer slides down after a while since it now can lock onto my hip bones, not a "padded" version of my hip bones. My knees and ankles don't hurt at the end of a long day and I definitely have more energy and strength while powering up a grade.
I'm still rather convinced that you can achieve more than you've ever dreamed of if you just lower your standards.

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