My first rock climb was up a towering rock formation looming over California’s Idyllwild wilderness—three pitches and many hours with two much more experienced friends who would make sure I was safe. It was way out of my league and I scrambled over the top with bloody fingers, scraped knees, shaking arms and barely a scrap of energy left. But looking out over the mountains around us, I knew I was hooked. (more…)Thank you for visiting the Swell blog. Visit us on www.facebook.com/swell for more exclusive fan offers, giveaways and more.
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Tips for Your First Time Rock Climbing A series on finding adventure, stoke, and a killer workout in the Great Outdoors by Johnie Gall.
Take the Stairs.
Break up the monotony of your average jaunt by adding in sets of stair sprints. You’ll get a more dynamic workout, access different muscles, plus, sometimes you’ll grab some killer views from the top.
Need a bit more structure? Say, something that only eats up 20 minutes of your time? Read on for a quick stair workout for the short on time…
(Pictured: Hurley Activewear) (more…)
SeaMade: Cross-Training A series on surf, cross training and lessons on all things salty by guest blogger, Madison
As Mister Jagger says, “You can’t always get what you want” and so it goes for the life of a surfer on the hunt for waves. Sure, those rollers you see in the distance of above photo are ridebale, but there are days where my activity needs to be stepped up a notch. Running provides me with an outlet for my energy and is one of the best on-land cross-trainings for surfing. Speeding up those legs of yours will prepare you for longer surf sessions and bigger waves, as well as keep you lean and mean so you can keep fitting those teeny kinis and second-skin wetsuits. Even when there are waves, I like to do a pre-surf hustle to warm up my muscles, especially if I’m in a cold climate. Like surfing, running is free, and you can challenge yourself in many ways…hit the beach, trail, stairs, gym, and switch it up between sprints and distance running to really get a workout. Once you get into running, it becomes easier and you can set new goals. What’s that saying? Oh ya- just do it!
- By Guest Blogger, Madison