Leg Strengthening Exercises for Hikers and Backpackers

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7 thoughts on “Leg Strengthening Exercises for Hikers and Backpackers

  1. Hi! I was wondering…how many running shoes do you go through in a year? I ask because I recall in one of your posts from last year, the running shoes were sort of fluorescent colour.

    I am not surprised that you probably buy 2-3 times a year – if that’s the case. Just wondering. My chiropodist tells me to buy new running shoes once a year especially when I’m active as I have been since last year.

    It’s still strange for me to say that I’m physically active esp. since it’s a new thing for me. Over a year now with this new excellent habit.

    Love protein bars, by the way and lately I’ve been eating a lot of them – not to worry since those days I walk faster than usual. Don’t want all that sugar to remain in my blood! One time my body was itching. I think it’s because of the sugar – and sugar is a pro-inflammatory “ingredient”. Well…it’s not food, that’s for sure.

    Anyway, I’m going to read this post of yours.

    • I’m a trainer/group exercise instructor, so I go through shoes more quickly than the average person.

      I actually think for as active as you are, you need to replace your shoes every three to four months. It’s not great on the wallet, I know. Shoes break down quicker than you think. If you notice more aches and pains, usually means it’s about time for a new pair.

      • I appreciate the suggestion. And you’re right about the pain. Even with Dr. Scholl’s soles, which last 3-4 weeks, the running shoes feel “thinner” even if they don’t look worn out much. So, to be on the safe side, I’ll be replacing every 4 months. Thank you!

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