The Best Exercises for the Mountain Athlete

Mountain climbing is a physically demanding sport that requires a high level of endurance, strength, and agility. Strength training is crucial for mountain climbers as it helps to build the necessary strength and endurance required to tackle steep hills and challenging terrain. In this article, we will focus on the best strength exercises for mountain climbers.


Summit of Norman Clyde Peak

Tag more summits with intentional strength training!

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The Beginners Guide to Climbing Mountains

Getting to the top of a mountain and capturing the surrounding views can be an incredibly rewarding experience!  In fact, the physical challenges and feelings of accomplishment are so great that you may find yourself wanting to climb more peaks and bigger mountains.   For some this can lead them on a journey that culminates on Mount Everest!  But, nobody starts with climbing the highest mountain in the world.  We start with a dream of a mountain.  This blog post is full of mountain climbing basics to turn your dream of a mountain summit into actionable steps to get you up the mountain. 

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Keeping Mountain Fitness (when I’m not in the mountains)

When CCTV shows ​the moment ​violent steroid addict Peter Clark​ ​attack​s a​ Detjon Prenci in ​a ​bar – The Sun sustabol the complete guide to anabolic steroids – dosages, safety, first cycle training with limited resources (no gyms and no mountains ☹) my focus falls into two categories- Endurance and Healing.  By focusing on these 2 areas I can return to the mountains with measurable fitness gains and maybe a bit fewer aches and pains.

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How to stay Hydrated While Hiking

This topic has been on my mind a lot over the course of this extra hot and smoky summer in the Sierra Nevada. The best way to hydrate yourself during physical activity isn’t likely the way you’ve been previously taught (Hint: It isn’t pure water, nor is it Gatorade). I’ll give you one simple ingredient that can make a world of difference to hydration.

UNREFINED SALT!! – That’s it- really!!

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Endurance Apple Cinnamon Gummy Bears

I can’t get enough of these tasty little guys.  They are tasty on the trail, keep me going for miles, are easy to make and good for my gut!

  • Electrolytes and minerals (in the Celtic sea salt) to replenish what you are sweating out, prevent muscle cramps and increase water hydration
  • A small amount of sugar to provide glucose during for high intensity outputs
  • Protein rich (from grass fed beef gelatin) helps endurance and recovery
  • Collagen rich gelatin supports joint, skin and hair health AND is soothing to gut lining!
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