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The 'why' behind an adventurous life.

Sir Edmund Hillary, the first person to summit Mt. Everest was credited as giving the famed reason “because it’s there,” when asked why he would attempt such a feat that had never been done before. And with that, sane people everywhere cringed as adventurers simultaneously nodded with approval and understanding. If you want to get away from the facade and the fake, to get a little closer to knowing the real you that’s been buried beneath the weight of the world and the social pressure of your environment, look no further than the wild that is butted up against our cities. It doesn’t take some vast undertaking to begin rediscovering yourself or even to begin discovering yourself for the first...

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Get stronger to go longer: Strength training for endurance athletes

In general, runners, bikers, triathletes and most endurance athletes tend to treat the free weight section of the gym like it’s a gluten filled cake on a hipster's birthday. Complete avoidance with the occasional snarky comment about getting too big or building useless muscles. Fortunately, we are at a point in the evolution of sport where we know that endurance athletes avoiding strength training and lifters avoiding aerobic conditioning is to their detriment. We now have the studies to back up the fact that strength training helps endurance athletes: Improve body composition (reduces fat, increased lean tissue) Increases muscular power which transfers to speed over the ground Increases movement efficiency and my personal favorite And helps to keep you injury...

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