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Authors: Courtenay Schurman and Doug Schurman
Publisher: Human Kinetics

Take your outdoor experience to the next level. The Outdoor Athlete will prepare you for adventure with performance training programs designed to maximize outdoor enjoyment.

Whether increasing upper body strength for an upcoming climb, or building endurance for a multi-day hike, The Outdoor Athlete will make sure you are ready.

Authors Courtenay and Doug Schurman use their extensive outdoor and training expertise to provide detailed conditioning programs developed for the unique demands of 16 activities, including:

  • Hiking
  • Trekking
  • Backpacking
  • Alpine mountaineering
  • Scrambling
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ice climbing
  • Mixed climbing
  • Trail running
  • Mountain biking
  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing
  • Cross country skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Randonnee Skiing
  • Telemark skiing

With coverage of nutritional requirements and environmental demands, The Outdoor Athlete is the most comprehensive resource available for outdoor adventure seekers. If you love the outdoors, you need The Outdoor Athlete.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART I
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6

PART II
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13

PART III
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16

FOUNDATION FOR OUTDOOR FITNESS
Principles of Training
Assessing and Applying Intensity Levels
Increasing Endurance
Maximizing Strength
Fueling for Outdoor Pursuits
Overcoming Environmental Challenges

CONDITIONING FOR SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES
Trekking
Mountaineering
Climbing
Trail Running
Mountain Biking
Paddling
Backcountry, Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

EXERCISES FOR PEAK PERFORMANCE
Flexibility and Mobility (15 Exercises)
Core Stability and Balance (22 Exercises)
Strength (39 Exercises)


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