Fitness & Nutrition

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Even if you’re only going out for an hour or two, packing a snack for your hike is always a great idea. Whether you get lost, take some breaks, or just take longer than you thought, you’ll need food to...
Choose and pack the right foods that will keep your energy up on the trail Energy bars can be a quick-fix when you’re lacking other foods, but they’re meant to provide enough calories and energy to professional athletes who train...
For distance runner Ray Zahab, it makes getting to the finish line that much easier If you were to ask Ray Zahab, Canada’s most celebrated ultra-distance runner, to run 100 kilometres for no particular purpose, he doesn’t think he could do...
How to train your arms, back, core and nervous system for mountain biking Get in a push-up position with your right hand on the floor and your left hand on top of the medicine ball. Dip into a push-up. Explode as...
Lots of climbing can make your upper body unbalanced. Try these exercises to straighten it out A variety of push-ups—arms at the side, arms wide, one arm close and one arm wide; alternating shoot-outs—from a push-up position, one arm stays...
This finger workout will help your hand and contact strength out on the rocks g Start by hanging off a pull-up bar or a large hold on the hangboard with four fingers and gradually decrease the number of fingers you use. If...
Keep your shoulders strong and prevent injury while paddling by practicing these moves The shoulders take a lot of stress in whitewater paddling. To keep hers strong, and thus less prone to injury, Canadian kayaker Sarah Boudens does a number...
Lying flat on your back, lift your upper body and lower body off the ground to create a V. Keep legs straight, head back and upper body in a line. Lying flat on your back, lift your legs together as high...
At the bottom of the slide, get into a push-up position with your hands on the end of the slide, shoulders directly above your hands, and feet in the gravel. Drop into a push-up. Explode up, lifting your hands off...
The CrossFit world may be twisted, but it works I used to think the cult of climbing had a solid lock on weird dress, weird eating and weird training habits, but I’ve found a new cult that takes all of these...
Want to be a speedier road racer? Train with leg pyramids Leg speed makes a huge difference in your [road biking] performance—especially in a fast tail-wind section or a fierce sprint to the end,” says Jenny Trew, a 26-year-old cyclist with...
Start by paying no attention to all that fitness BS I hate fitness writers, and I hate the magazines that publish their work. Every time I pick up an outdoor sports magazine, there’s usually at least one article on the cover...
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