Sunday, November 27, 2022

Trail Tip: Sudden Stops are Dangerous and Inconsiderate

May 13, 2013 by  
Filed under Trail Tips

Do you have hiking buddies who stop suddenly in the trail? A favorite hiking buddy of mine has a delightful childlike sense of wonder when outdoors –  she is a joy to hike with – EXCEPT when I’m directly behind her.  She stops suddenly to admire this or to adjust that.  Sudden stops on narrow […]

Low Back Pain: An easy stretch to relieve tired low back

February 26, 2011 by  
Filed under Coaching, Fitness & Health

After hiking, we often feel fatigue in the low back.   Here’s a simple and very gentle stretch to help alleviate that discomfort and to elongate the spine. Find a bench or place to sit comfortably. Sit nice and tall (roll your shoulders up around, down and back). Hinge your torso forward from your hips. Place […]

Save your Knees: Hiking Tip for Steep Terrain

Watch where you step!  How many times have you heard this?  When hiking, optimal foot placement can save a tweaked or strained ankle and it can significantly improve your performance.   This post is about a technique we teach on the trail (OTT) called the Side-Wide.  It’s especially useful for steep steps or obstacles. When you […]