Tag: fitness

6 Yoga Poses Every Hiker Should Know

You suffer from lower back pain and you never had a back injury? You are not alone. Lower back pain can be triggered by many different causes. Common causes include weak core, tight hips, and tight hamstrings. Practicing yoga regularly will help. Some of these are great after a hike to stretch out those hard

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#TrailTip Tuesday: Do You Need Trekking Poles?

Trekking poles are not just for old people, women, or people with weak knees. There are many benefits to using trekking poles when you hike. These are some of the advantages I personally enjoy. 1. Total body workout Your lower body has to carry your weight plus the weight of the backpack. Why not put

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L.A.’s 8 Best Dog-Friendly Summer Hikes

Please read our previous post if you have not hiked at high altitude before and consult with your doctor prior to doing these hikes if you are a beginner. With the desert climate, Los Angeles can get brutal during summer months. We like to escape the summer heat by going up to higher elevation. I’ve selected our 8

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How To Train For High-Altitude Hiking

So you have noticed the elevation information in my hiking guides and maybe wondering why do I need this information and what am I supposed to do with it? Simply, I am trying to share if it is a high-altitude hike or not. Hiking at 8,000 to 12,000 feet above sea level is considered high-altitude

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