The Grouse Grind is an iconic Vancouver hiking challenge. Getting to the top can be daunting, yet cresting over the top to see the stairs of the resort building is exhilarating and relieving. There are several other reasons to take on this trail.
Do you do the Grind always hoping to reach a new personal best, but find that you are stuck at a plateau? There are usually two main reasons you are staying at the same level. Firstly, your body and your mind are no longer challenged. Secondly, you are fatigued. To power through this plateau we suggests you try these 6 steps.
While it is important to have a training plan it is almost impossible to follow it 100%. To follow the training plan or not? When life throws us hiccups like rain instead of sun or a work deadline do you do part of the plan or nothing at all?
Saturday September 22nd I participated in the 22nd Annual Grouse Grind Mountain Run (GGMR). This was also my fourth time entering this event. The weather was almost perfect for a Grind, slightly overcast and around 8C. It is the culmination of spring and summer training. A client with a traumatic brain injury actually inspired me […]
When I mention my new personal best Grouse Grind time of 35:32 minutes (11th age and gender group) some people say “Oh, you are one of those people.” In 2009 I was just like everyone else, that year I decided to dedicate my training to one thing, getting faster on the Grind. Success didn’t come […]
The Grind for Kids® is a North Vancouver based fundraising initiative that is in its third year; this year we all climbing to raise funds for a new cardiology section of the BC Children’s Hospital. It was really nice to have one of my favourite summer activities, the Grouse Grind® open early this season. This […]
This year the Grouse Grind opened surprisingly early. Climbing up this North Vancouver landmark is something that I look forward to every year. Last year I honoured one of Lifemoves clients who passed away, but also enjoyed the mountain’s physical challenge, by reaching my 100th ascent. In 2012, I am again striving to raise money […]
There are few tips and tricks to make your first snowshoe adventure fun and safe. Yearning to try snowshoeing again, I finally did. Cross country skiing has been my winter sport of choice since I first put on the bear binding skis in the snow covered front yard when I was three. Though, I do remember […]
As a health professional I often hear people let their fitness programs slide as the indulgences of the season increase, then are making up lost time four weeks later once they start their resolutions. It is pretty easy to maintain your fitness during the holidays. Today, despite the holidays and it being the last weekend […]
Training Respiratory Muscles to Increase Cardiovascular Endurance Discussion in a Grouse Grind® made me curious as to whether or not Alternating Nostril Breathing (ANB) or Respiratory Muscle Training (RMT) could lead to faster times up the mountain. The ultimate goal in endurance events is to be able to move faster at lower heart rates and […]