Backward Walking

In order to build quadriceps strength and improve fitness without putting excessive stress on tentative or already painful knees, you might want to consider adding some backward travel to your training program. Try a few short bouts of walking backward up a gently inclined slope, on a slightly ramped treadmill, or jogging backward to test […]

Over 50 Cardiovascular Training

Do any of the following statements sound familiar? “I can go forever, but I also take forever.” “I can’t keep up with the 20-somethings anymore.” “It always seems to take forever to recover.” “Training at 70% of my theoretical max heart rate feels like I’m barely moving. Am I doing harm exercising higher than that?” […]

Increase Hiking Speed

Hiking Speed

Whether you are a dedicated backpacker, an aspiring trekker, or a weekend day hiker, you probably have noticed a difference in people’s travel speed over varying terrain. One of the most frequently asked questions we get is: How do I get faster? Set Appropriate Goals WHY do you want to increase your speed? See if […]