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Hiking after Grade 1 MCL Sprain

What's the typical experience of most people here after a light MCL sprain?

A bit of background, I was stupid enough 8 days ago on a bachelor party in Savannah GA to jump in front of a car at 2 AM in a downpour (long story, but not really). Luckily enough, despite getting flipped upside down and into the air I'm only dealing with a Grade 1 MCL sprain (and somehow not even a scratch ...
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First Time Using Snowshoes

My summer peakbagging plans have been derailed due to injury and limited finances. So I'm considering trying Mt. Elbert in the winter. I know the route can be done in the winter. I've never used snowshoes before so I have a few questions:

1. How do you train to use snowshoes? Do more calf raises, run longer, do other exercises to get used to walking in snowshoes?
2. Is this even advisable to attempt such ...
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Drag knots and running pro?

Random question -

So my wife and I are doing our first "two-person" climb together on Eldorado Peak this week where we'll be going just ourselves with no other party members. We're going to be set up on a single 60m rope and will be carrying coils with the plan of defaulting to the canadian drop-loop for our primary means of extraction (vs. say a ZxC). My original reasoning for this was to allow for ...
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Not really a question directly related to mountaineering but thought I’d fire away as a bunch of you seem to have some good insights regarding exercise.

I’m a bit of a fitness freak so like to do a fair bit of exercise, pretty much mainly cardio (running, riding, kayaking). In the past I considered myself an endurance person having done the usual longer stuff (marathons/half ironmans/ultra trailruns, adventure races etc).

Recently I find myself running ...
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2 jumars with grigri backup?

I have found lots of info on jugging with two ascenders and jugging with one ascender and one grigri. However, I can't seem to find any video demos or illustrations on how to use two ascenders/jumars with a grigri backup. It is just simply mentioned in some articles with little detail. This is the system I am more interested in using and I'd like some further info on the setup.

Links and/or explanations appreciated ...
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Top 100 Hardest Body Weight Exercises Of All Time

An interesting list of body weight exercises that one can do for training with minimal equipment. Base camp boredom anyone?
Top 100 Hardest Body Weight Exercises Of All Time & How You Can Master Each Of Them
http://ashotofadrenaline.net/hardest-bo ... -all-time/

#1-3 for the bouldering Zen masters?
Enjoy! :)
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Patagonia Books-Training for the New Alpinism

Anyone check this book out yet? Just got it last week and barely dove in yet but looks like a great resource. Reading Steve House's 1 year log of accomplishments just a year after starting this program alone is enticing enough to learn more.
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Zugspitze Ultratrail

Any other SPers running Zugspitze Ultratrail in Garmisch this June? See you there!
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Training for walking downhill in gym

After a couple of months of training in the gym by speed walking on inclined treadmill and stairmill with load, I am quite happy with the results: just did Cactus to Clouds trail (23 miles with over 11,000 feet of elevation gain) last week with 40 lbs of load and decent pace, I felt quite comfortable during and after the hike, no muscle soreness whatever. This hike was almost all ascending, just about 5 mile ...
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I'm sure this has been posted before. It makes entertaining reading.
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