Santa Barbara California Hiking

Santa Barbara Hiking

Lately I’ve been getting a lot of questions about ways to improve training methods for outdoor athletic performance. First, thank you, friends, for picking my brain; and second, I’m getting some great feedback to share.

My passion is training the body in a way that fosters the connection to the body and improves performance in outdoor sports. Wherever possible, an outdoor exercise bout can bring it all together in a meaningful way that keeps the heart pounding and enlivens the spirit.

I trained Sara last week not knowing until the very end that she was on her way out for a hike right after the workout. The workout focused on initiating at the hip during leg exercises to improve the overall movement of the legs and hips. You can put this plan into action by moving from the hip first during any lower body exercise: lunges, squats, leg presses, even leg curls and extensions.

From the sounds of Sara’s note I’d say my brilliant little plan worked!

Hi Melanie,

Thanks for the great session!  Hiking up the trail, I realized  the difference between pushing from my feet, knees,  Or,  using my ‘Hips” while hiking.  This shift in awareness , in application, is sure to save my knees and i hope, totally change the derriere !


P.S. I don’t have a picture of Sara, so you get, sigh, another one of me, this time on the beautiful Santa Barbara California hiking trails!

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