Kim’s Adventure Fitness Tip – Get Ready to Hike!

Kim's Fitness Tips
Kim’s Fitness Tips

Kim Bessac – Certified Personal Trainer andABS Fitness Leader. Her credentials include: American Council of Exercise Certification (ACE), Certification for Personal Training and Fitness (CPT), Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist Certification (AHFS), Owner, Fitness Solutions.

“People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.” ‚Ä® -Norman Vincent Peale

Springtime is springing forth and definitely the time to think about adventures you’d like to do‚Ķsoon! We hope one of them is joining the Adventurous Babes Society in Manitou Springs for the first annual convention!

Last month I stressed getting your core strong and showed you exactly how to do so through a video (Here’s the link againto part 1 on YouTubehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHxdDP16ekc) . I hope it was helpful and you are performing those exercises every other day. The next step to be ready for the convention if you have chosen to climb Pike’s Peak on Sunday morning (which is going to be a blast and a most rewarding challenge), is to get aerobically prepared for the hike. (Remember to consult with your doctor before starting any exercise program.)

Step One: Walking

Walk every day, and begin by walking an hour. As quickly as you feel comfortably able, add more time, then add difficulty, like walking hills. To feel good the day of the Pike’s Peak hike, you should be able to walk for six hours or jog/run for 2 hours without more than two, 2-minute rest periods during these bouts.

Step Two: Strength Training

Perform leg strength exercises like lunges, squats, lunge walks, leg presses, and calf raises. If these exercises are new to you, use only body weight or light enough weights that you can perform 15 – 20 repetitions. Do these three days per week. Once your body gets used to this much work, increase the reps to 30. When this gets easier, beginning holding weight in your hands.

Step Three: Climb Stairs

Got a school close to you? Go and climb the bleacher steps! Work in an office that has three or more floors? Climb those stairs during your lunch break! Try to add one more time up and down those stairs each day you climb stairs.

So, continue working your core, and add the above outlined regimen today! You will be ready for Pike’s Peak in July!

 

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