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Take A Hike

July 6, 2016

I mean it… Literally take a hike! This is my favorite form of exercise during the summer months. I took my kids on this incredible hike the other evening and we had such a blast! Hiking is a fantastic workout for burning calories and building muscles and often times you can even forget completely that you are technically exercising. Not to mention the VIEWS are incredible!  In my opinion, it’s a whole body exercise -feeding your mind, body and soul.

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Hiking builds multiple components of fitness simultaneously, predominantly cardiovascular health and strength – especially of the lower body.
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What Muscles are Used Hiking?
Trekking up hills or mountainsides is hard work, and it engages multiple muscle groups, all while burning a serious number of calories and increasing your aerobic threshold. Here are the muscles used most strenuously:
• Glutes
• Quadriceps
• Hamstrings
• Calves
• Abdominals
• Lower Back
• Obliques
• Ankle and Knee Complex
• Inside and Outside Thigh

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Aside from burning a great deal of calories and providing all over toning, hiking never gets boring. The last place you want to spend the day when it’s nice outside is inside the gym on a treadmill, especially here in Utah. So, skip the boring gym workout and go out and explore some of your local trails. CLICK HERE for the link to this hike we did. It’s one of my favorites!

So, take a hike! And make some memories!

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Your Coach,

Emily

2 responses to “Take A Hike”

  1. Mary Rice says:

    I love hiking too and we live in an area with so many well maintained and easily accessible hikes for all levels.

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