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Amazing Switzerland: The Matterhorn and Gorner Glacier

Amazing Switzerland: The Matterhorn and Gorner Glacier

2019-07-01
The Power of Nature to Heal

The Power of Nature to Heal

2019-06-29
I’ve always believed being out in nature had many psychological and physical hea...
How I Trained for 10 Weeks to Climb 18 Grouse Grinds in 19 Hours (14,650m vertical)

How I Trained for 10 Weeks to Climb 18 Grouse Grinds in 19 Hours (14,650m vertical)

2019-06-28
Tackling the Grouse Grind once is enough for most people. The Grind is a 2.9km t...
The Couch to the Summit Philosophy – My Ten Elements of Health

The Couch to the Summit Philosophy – My Ten Elements of Health

2019-06-26
Health professionals and scientists universally agree exercise is necessary for...
Warm Up Before Exercise like a Pro

Warm Up Before Exercise like a Pro

2019-06-26
If you are going to perform any medium to high intensity efforts then a carefull...
Amazing Places
Amazing Switzerland: The Matterhorn and Gorner Glacier

Amazing Switzerland: The Matterhorn and Gorner Glacier

Training Science
Workout of the Day: Explosive 3-Step stair Intervals

Workout of the Day: Explosive 3-Step stair Intervals

xplosive 3-Step stair Intervals are designed to build explosive power with full extension of the hips because you will need an explosive push to be able to clear three steps at a time. This workout will help you find additional power in steep vertical efforts where you may need to ascend larger rock steps or steeper sections.
How I Trained for 10 Weeks to Climb 18 Grouse Grinds in 19 Hours (14,650m vertical)

How I Trained for 10 Weeks to Climb 18 Grouse Grinds in 19 Hours (14,650m vertical)

Tackling the Grouse Grind once is enough for most people. The Grind is a 2.9km trail ascending 810 vertical meters along the steep forest of North Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain. The Grind is a challenging workout not a scenic hike. Learn how I trained to accomplish 18 grinds in 19 hours over a ten-week training block.
Warm Up Before Exercise like a Pro

Warm Up Before Exercise like a Pro

If you are going to perform any medium to high intensity efforts then a carefully planned and practiced specific warm-up is absolutely essential for a number of compelling health and performance reasons.

Workout of the Day: Wave Training for Runners

Deeper Thoughts
Deciding to Act

Deciding to Act

Deciding to act is a major challenge for all of us. Many times, we know what we need to do, but something holds us back from taking action. However, the good news is our mind is flexible and adaptive; it can be trained to thrive in change. Once we get the ball rolling it often becomes harder to stop doing something, even if it is a challenging task.
The Couch to the Summit Philosophy – My Ten Elements of Health

The Couch to the Summit Philosophy – My Ten Elements of Health

Health professionals and scientists universally agree exercise is necessary for physical and psychological well-being. Defying exercise is like trying to defy the laws of nature and it appears life doesn’t seem to go optimally for any lifeform defying nature’s laws. In the end, nature finds a way to restore order and balance.
Why the Road Rage? Collective Narcissism and the Cowardly Dehumanisation of Human Beings who Ride Bikes

Why the Road Rage? Collective Narcissism and the Cowardly Dehumanisation of Human Beings who Ride Bikes

Health
An Energetic Symbiosis with Nature?

An Energetic Symbiosis with Nature?

Quantum physics reveals everything is made up of energy and the energy of “things” is constantly interacting with everything else in the local environment. Some evidence suggests the chemical and electromagnetic properties of the body do interact with energy in our environment. The energetic element to health is finding more support in emerging fields of science.
The Power of Nature to Heal

The Power of Nature to Heal

I’ve always believed being out in nature had many psychological and physical health benefits. Time in nature is not just leisure time for me, it’s an essential investment in my health. Old-time therapies suggesting people with ailing health go for walks outside in forests or near the sea were not merely incidental advice, they were really onto something.
Blog
How I Trained for 10 Weeks to Climb 18 Grouse Grinds in 19 Hours (14,650m vertical)

How I Trained for 10 Weeks to Climb 18 Grouse Grinds in 19 Hours (14,650m vertical)

Tackling the Grouse Grind once is enough for most people. The Grind is a 2.9km trail ascending 810 vertical meters along the steep forest of North Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain. The Grind is a challenging workout not a scenic hike. Learn how I trained to accomplish 18 grinds in 19 hours over a ten-week training block.
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