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Advice needed-- next goal get strong enough to go hiking

Monday, January 28, 2013

Legs and hips are my problem areas how can I get myself stronger to last in the bedroom and go hicking on uneven terrains like cowles mountain and pyles peak
I can go through with no problem like balboa park but as hubby pointed out its flat terrain my birthday is march 11 by then I want to go hiking and not have popping hips on the way down also have to prep for hiking in Yellowstone mid year with the family
Any advice is helpful I'm gonna be 32 I wanna start living a healthier more active life I'm tired of sedentary weekends
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    You could try a step routine or try walking small inclines outside.
    1937 days ago
    Use walking sticks and start slow. First basic uneven terrain, slowly move up. You'll get there.
    1937 days ago
  • KATHY024
    Going up is never a problem other than to get winded. But coming back down again is a nightmare for your knees and hips - Been there, done that!! I lessoned the burden on my knees and hips by emoticon coming down the steep parts sideways! It makes it a whole lot easier!! Before that Yosemite trip lose as much weight as possible. emoticon
    1937 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/28/2013 2:31:25 PM
    Keep walking for stamina. Do yoga for stretching.

    Each day you'll find yourself going farther in your walking and the yoga (or other stretching routines) will help your flexibility.

    Is there a park nearby that isn't as flat? Perhaps starting out in a smaller park with higher terrain will help.
    1937 days ago
    I hate to say this since I'm not it's biggest fan....Yoga. It really opens up your hips and stretches that area that well never gets stretched. Try that and see if it helps.
    1937 days ago
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