The focus of Hillfit:Strength is to get you stronger so that your walking and hiking is easier, safer and more enjoyable. We use simple and safe exercises that are easy to learn and need little or no equipment.
I am passionate about the idea that everyone can get stronger and that getting stronger can help everyone!
I want to keep this as basic as possible. I want you to try this minimal approach. For some of you this will be too easy. For others you will need to progress to be able to do this.
The Hillfit Minimum is a pair of exercises that will strengthen all of your body, help your posture and make you a more resilient walker. I am asking you to devote 2 minutes twice a week to this.
- Hips, knees and ankles at 90 degrees.
- Drive through the floor.
- Keep your knees apart.
- Keep everything tight and tense, a straight line from ear to shoulder to hips to heels.
- Tense your glutes and your gut.
Do this on a Monday.
Repeat on a Thursday.
Perhaps at first you will only be able to hold the positions for 30 seconds? That is OK. Add 5 seconds a week and you will get there. Until you can hold a pushup plank for 60 seconds don’t even worry about pushups.
The Planks will work the chest, shoulders, arms, back, abs, glutes, hips and more; the Wall sit hits the thighs, hips and calf.
That is the minimum. The starting point….but to be honest proficiency up to this level would be a game changer for many people.
Try it. 4 minutes a week…
If you like it, buy the book and learn more.