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2/2/13 10:48 A

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And inclines on your elliptical would be a good addition too. If you have access to a treadmill, you could also use that on high incline. The stairs are a great idea if you have those too.

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2/2/13 8:30 A

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Absolutely love Bryce and Zion!!!

I'm lucky enough to live on the side of a mountain so I get to walk it daily. However, on days that I don't register enough miles on my pedometer, I often walk during the ads on TV either up and down the stairs or around my house (I have a driveway that circles my house and again it goes up and down the hill). It's unbelievable how many sets of stairs you can get into a 1 hour tv show.

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2/1/13 8:27 P

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Glad you getting back to those mountains you love! important to get those knees, feet and hips ready for real mountains. I have to agree, stairs.
I have several times used stadium stairs...up one side...across the top, then down, back across the bottom and repeat.
Do you have a pedometer ? You can gauge by steps and time and get a really good workout a couple times per week. I have also done this carrying a pack when preparing for backpacking (When time was a real issue during training)

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2/1/13 3:22 P

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The first thing that came to my mind was do as much stairs as possible.
I love the mountains - I do not climb - but I hike the trails when possible.

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2/1/13 3:07 P

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I have moved from a mountainous area, and desert, to a country side with smaller hills than what i'm used to. I am going back to my mountains in Utah in March and I'm trying to ready my muscles to hike up my big mountains again! I have been out walking in the country here, it's mostly flat pastures, with lots and lots of mud! I am looking for ideas or ways to strengthen my muscles for the steep inclines in Zion and Bryce, and The areas around there, so i can endure the hikes and not feel too much pain. I do have access to an elliptical, which I thought about using on the hill program, to at least work my glutes and quads. Is there any other ideas i can use to get ready for my many days in the mountains??


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