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Six Weeks of Hillfit

Last January I wrote a favorable review of Chris Highcock’s Hillfit strength training program for hikers.  A few months ago I actually followed the the program for six weeks, and I still like it.   856 more words

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Starting a Fitness Program? Get Baseline Measurements First

Before beginning or modifying a fitness program, it’s helpful to take some baseline physical measurements. Re-measure periodically. That way you’ll know whether you’re making progress, holding steady, or regressing. 517 more words

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Exercise Motivation

This last winter I slacked off on my physical activity.  But in April I started Chris Highcock’s Hillfit program.  It’s based on resistance exercise, and I supplemented with high-intensity interval training on a treadmill.   149 more words

New Fitness Self-Experiment No.3

OK, here’s the program I started May 21.

For aerobic and cardiovascular endurance:

  • twice weekly 15-minute treadmill high intensity interval training
  • FYI, it took me three months to build up to this starting from a sedentary baseline 18 months ago.
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Hillfit Strength Training and Me

Last January I wrote a favorable review of Chris Highcock’s Hillfit strength training program for hikers.  Ten days ago I finished a six-week trial of actually following the the program, and I still like it.   836 more words

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