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Lazlo


Dec 20, 2011, 10:52 AM
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Training advice for mountaineering
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I've recently started into a regiment of strenuous up-hill hiking; training for mountaineering. I do a daily 780' altitude gain.

My question is; is it better to just keep pushing day after day, or should I lay off when I manage to get a calf burn?

Should I schedule in rest days, regardless?


adelphos


Dec 20, 2011, 11:58 AM
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Calf burn? Do you mean shinsplints? You can work through shinsplints but if you aren't taking recovery days, it will take a lot longer. It could make it a chronic injury which is kind of a bummer.


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Your body gets stronger while resting, not climbing. So if you have serious calf stiffness it would be good to lay off, otherwise you are digging yourself into a deeper hole which will be harder to get out off. I have learned that too little rest always ends in injury or sickness. So one day a week of rest would be good.

Eric


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Cool. Thanks for the answer. You confirmed my thoughts.


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