• Exercise

    Reverse Hyper Core Training

    Reverse Hyper is the name often given for the opposite of the Back Hyperextension. In the latter you stand in the foot pads with your heels held firmly in place. Then leaning the quads or the upper part of the front of your legs on pads you lean forward hinging at the hip toward the floor. You go down to approximately 45 to 60 degrees and then rise up to parallel or more above the ground. With the Reverse Hyper you can use the special bench shown. You place your chest and torso on the bench with your hips extended out over the edge. Then you grasp the handles and hold…

  • Exercise

    Hanging Knee Raises

    Hanging Knee Raises are among my favorite core training exercises. I like to use the arm straps that connect to a power rack, or pull-up bar (or some other way to connect them). Slip your arms into the straps until your elbows poke out the end and if your shoulder and elbow mobility allow, reach up and gently hang onto the large snap rings (carabiners) that you use to connect them to the rod). From there lift yourself up with your lats and abs until you’re hanging straight down from the straps. For strict hanging knee raises you’ll need to avoid using momentum to accomplish the movement. Use your core…

  • Informational

    Food, Water, Emergency Gear for Hiking

    I just put up a YouTube video based on my recent book: Mountaineering Fitness: Beginner Training Manual If you want more information on how to get the book or subscribe to the monthly training program [CLICK HERE] and let’s get training together for the mountain of your dreams. This video shows some of my recommendations about  Snacks Water bottles Purificup Water Purification [CLICK HERE] Goal Zero Battery Pack [CLICK HERE] First Aid Headlamp And More… Check out the video and leave comments if you agree or disagree with any of my own recommendations and preferences. Thanks! httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgxXbKQtgIU Training Program Subscription Offer ends June 27 2014. Training Manual publishing August 2014

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    Shoes, Boots and Socks for Hiking and Mountaineering

    I’d like to share my own recommendations for footwear for hiking, mountaineering and training from my current training program: Mountaineering Fitness: Beginner Training Manual If you’d like more info, please check out the page HERE to subscribe to the blog or the program. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFim2gFp-N4 If you’d like to subscribe now, you can do it below or from the CharlesMiske.com page linked above. It’s $30 for 16 weeks of training and includes the eBook text of the training manual, as well as 16 full weeks of training to get you to the top of your mountain this Summer. The form below will reveal the Buy Now button, so submit it and don’t…

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