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Tips for Beginning a Weight Training Program

Tips for Beginning a Weight Training Program

Weight training is beneficial for just about everyone. Whether your goal is to build muscle or lose a few extra pounds, lifting weights can help. It’s always great to have a personal trainer if possible because they can provide you with guidance and support. If you’re just getting started, you’ll find the tips below useful.

How to Increase Lung Capacity

How to Increase Lung Capacity

Lung function and capacity becomes diminished by chronic obstructive pulmonary disorders that include asthma, bronchitis, or emphysema. Athletes need optimal lung function to pump oxygenated blood through the body during intense physical activity. For long-distance runners and mountain climbers, above-average lung function is absolutely necessary. There are a number of ways in which to improve respiratory ability.

Top Canadian Mountains to Climb

Top Canadian Mountains to Climb

If natural beauty is what you’re after, there’s perhaps no country on earth more stunning than Canada. Because of its sheer size and diverse terrain, Canada offers an abundant amount of climbing opportunities for climbers of any skill level and age range. For those planning their next climbing trip to Canada, below are just a few of the mountains you’ll want to make sure you visit.

How to Prepare For Your First 100km

How to Prepare For Your First 100km

As experienced runners can attest, one’s first 100km (about 62-mile) run is almost always one’s hardest run. Besides being physically fit, participants must be mentally fit; truth be told, it takes a very special human to travel 100km on footThe following tips will help runners to prepare for—and succeed in—their first 100km.

Benefits of Hiking in a Group

Benefits of Hiking in a Group

When it comes to hiking, most experts would agree that this activity should not be done alone. Studies have shown that solitary hikers are 73 percent more likely to be severely injured than hikers traveling in a group of three or more people. Hiking in a group is far safer, and it is also a great way to build lasting friendships. Hiking has also been proven to be an extremely healthy activity. People that regularly hike have a much lower risk for heart disease, have fitter bodies, and generally have a far better state of mental health. Anyone looking to spice up their lives with an exhilarating and healthy activity should strongly consider taking up group hiking.

Breathing Techniques for Mountain Climbers

Breathing Techniques for Mountain Climbers

Training for mountain climbing often begins months in advance of the climb. Athletes must be in top physical shape by performing hours of aerobic and anaerobic exercises each week. Along with improving cardiovascular and musculoskeletal strength and endurance, mountain climbers must also implement specific breathing techniques.

What to Pack on a Summer Hike

What to Pack on a Summer Hike

Hiking is a year-round athletic activity. Hot summers and icy winters are not deterrents for hikers, but it is important to consider the weather conditions and climate when preparing for a hike regardless of the time of year. When venturing out on a hike in the summer, there are a number of precautions to take, and packing essential supplies could make a difference in your endurance, health, and safety.