by LesterLong » Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:38 pm
by LesterLong » Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:28 am
by bird » Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:05 pm
by BigMitch » Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:58 pm
by Tonka » Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:46 pm
I live in New York City and work 12 hours a day all year.
by nartreb » Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:52 pm
by CClaude » Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:37 am
by moonspots » Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:07 am
BigMitch wrote:...Now you have me thinking of climbing up a down escalator with a heavy pack and boots.
by LesterLong » Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:44 pm
bird wrote:It's strange, something about the "stepmill" tweaks my knee. I can do regular stairs fine, when I'm in hotels I'll often use them for exercise, but the stepmill just hit's it the wrong way. Before a climbing trip I'll use the treadmill set on the steepest angle and a pack.
I train for overall fitness most of the year, and then tilt towards hiking/climbing training as the trip approaches. Doing stairs for 52 weeks seems pretty boring, and neglects a lot of your body.
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by jdenyes » Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:58 pm
by divnamite » Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:12 pm
LesterLong wrote:I live in New York City and work 12 hours a day all year. I have climbed Mt. Washington, Mt. Mitchell, Mt. Elbert, Ben Nevis, and got nearly to the top of Mt. Baker. I do get some breaks throughout the year and I am excited to set goals to climb during those breaks. I lift weights three times a week. I bought a Heart Rate Monitor (Garmin 610). Does anyone here use a StepMill (basically a Stairmaster but with 'real' stairs)?
The thread is based on a quote in Freedom of the Hills that says that a base level of fitness is being able to climb 1,200 to 1,800 vertical feet with about 1/3 of your body weight in your hiking boots. Since I don't have any mountains, I'm using a Stepmill. Right now I'm doing about 1,500 feet in 30 minutes, with no pack or boots. Would you suggest adding weight, or time?
by johngenx » Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:40 am
by coldfoot » Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:26 am
LesterLong wrote:The thread is based on a quote in Freedom of the Hills that says that a base level of fitness is being able to climb 1,200 to 1,800 vertical feet with about 1/3 of your body weight in your hiking boots.
by radson » Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:19 am
by Ben Beckerich » Sat Oct 13, 2012 2:19 pm
radson wrote:I would imagine, living in NYC there is some awesome stair running opportunities. That's what I would like to be doing. Running up stairs two at a time, just working on my Lactate Threshold. Burn baby burn.
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