Fitness & Nutrition

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I don’t know about you, but I get hungry on outdoor adventures. And when my stomach is rumbling, I’m not on my A-game. (I’m also not the most pleasant person to be around – just ask my adventure partner.) To prevent...
As athletes, we often focus on preparing for a session on the slopes or a ride over challenging terrain, but what you do after your adventure is important, too. After strenuous, prolonged exercise, you need the right post-recovery nutrition to help...
Join the Live The Adventure Club Please Call Us1-888-924-7524 Even though we all know the benefits of exercise, it’s not always easy to drag yourself to the gym after a long work day. So skip the stuffy, sweaty gym and head...
Last winter, I spent three days as a guest of the Yancey family, owners and operators of Boulder Hut Adventures in British Columbia’s southern Purcell Mountains—one of the early backcountry skiing lodges built by a pioneer of the backcountry tourism...
A fit adventurer is a happy adventurer. Our passions—skiing, hiking, cycling, paddling—all require a minimum fitness level. If you fall below that, well, you simply won't have as much fun. Gasping for air while you hike? Aching shoulders while paddling? Burning quads...
Working out doesn’t have to be boring. Need proof? Check out these seven exercises that are as effective as they are fun. Run through each move for 45 seconds per exercise or per side, with a 15-second break in between. Do...
Ugh. I know, right? Another list of amped-up workout-plans you’ll never stick to... Nope. That’s not what this is. I’m not a trainer (but I know a great one). I’m not going to tell you how you should work-out. I’m going to show...
Setting up your tent is the easy part. When it comes to campsite know-how, outdoor cooking is what stymies most would-be adventurers. Often, campers resort to store-bought dehydrated meals, spending $8 to $12 per person per meal on some just-add-water concoction...
Lina Augaitis captained Team Canada at the 2016 Fiji International Surf Association (ISA) World SUP and Paddleboard Championship last November. Her team of nine water athletes took repose from their day-jobs to stand-up paddleboard race across a body of water...
According to the World Health Organization, there is only one country where the citizens are getting skinnier: the Netherlands. While it’s difficult to pinpoint the exact reasons for the Dutch bucking a global epidemic, their love of bicycling is definitely...
Making your muscles and tendons stronger can make those long days on the trail a lot easier. However, you won’t have to spend hours in the gym to see improvements in your hiking fitness. With a bit of creativity and...
Why: The whole enchilada—balance, stretch, strength and activation. How To: From standing, stretch arms overhead, hinge at the hips and bend forward, lifting one leg off the ground. Arms, torso and raised leg should be in line, with toes pointing at...
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