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Yin Yoga

I suffer from chronic IT-band tightness. It tends to flare up after 75 miles of hiking and climbing, which limits my long distance hiking range to about 5 days. I know that many of you suffer from it as well. Over the years, yoga and yoga-inspired stretches have proven to …

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Sipping the Prana

One of my goals this fall is to develop a daily yoga practice. This is something I’ve struggled with for the past 30 years due to the conflicting time demands of school and work.  This first week has been humbling.  Doing yoga every day vs. two or three days a …

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Knee Rehab Update

  I want to thank everyone who’s contacted me about my knee issues over the past few weeks. Many of you have provided me with encouragement and advice, including rawpaws who suggested that I get a pack goat for future expeditions. Too funny! I clearly carried too much weight on …

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Hiking with ITB: Illiotibial Band Syndrome

Protec ITB Compresion Strap

I’ve seen a lot of searches come through to sectionhiker recently about Illiotibial Band Syndrome (ITB). The main symptom of Iliotibial band syndrome is pain that starts outside of your knee and radiates up the side of the thigh. I had a case of it last year when I was …

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Protec IT Band Wrap

Protec ITB Compresion Strap

Illiotibial Band Syndrome (ITB) can really slow down hikers and backpackers. I know, I’m suffering from it this sumer. But about 2 months ago, I bought myself a Protec Illiotibial Band wrap that has kept the condition under control and helped me hike some of the hardest miles on the …

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