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    Stand Up Paddle Board Cross Training

    First of all, let me tell you, my hips hurt. Right where my lower obliques tie into the iliac crest. Yep. And I owe it all to stand up paddle board training. I had a chance to try the Stand Up Paddle Board at Keystone Lake near Mountain House Base Area. I used to canoe a lot when I was in my 20’s. I canoed several hundred miles on rivers and lakes in Wisconsin, Utah, Montana, and Nevada. In the past few years I’ve had the chance to also canoe and kayak on Keystone Lake and when they got a stable of stand up paddle boards I became curious. I…

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    Skiing Cross Training for Alpine Climbing

    Could skiing cross training be the best for alpine climbing? It has a lot in common. You’re out in the cold and snow You’re wearing stiff clunky plastic boots You’re wearing a helmet and goggles You’re trying to stay in control on slippery stuff You have to dig through a lot of layers to use the facilities But aside from that I think skiing cross training is optimum because it’s really a great quad workout. I haven’t been doing a lot of skiing since I was in my early 20’s. It didn’t really fit in with building a family and career. When I married my wife in 2005 I began…

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