33º47'59.99N, Day Hiking

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   Even after years of living in Southern California, Im constantly amazed by the vast mountain ranges  that make up the beautiful backdrop to Los Angeles. This past weekend I got the chance to climb one of those mountains.  Mount San Jacinto!  I can't wait to share my whole experience with you in my next blog post. From intense preparation to challenges I encountered, to how the trip impacted me upon returning home... It was truly a fitness journey.

   It should always be a rule of thumb when training to always wear clothes that won't constrict you from any movement/not allow you to optimize the full range of joint motion. If you're not able to move around freely during intense physical challenges such as hiking,  you could possibly be overusing other muscles  -a dangerous phenomenon which is  referred to as Synergistic Dominance. You"ll  want to be able to have full use of your neuromuscular system, or you"ll end up compensating elsewhere leading to shortened and tight muscles. 

   With the weather being in the high 80's, I decided to wear the Koral, Knockout Jacquard Legging and Tax Galaxy Sports Bra (pictured to the right) while climbing. This set worked out great, as the fabric was super breathable. When descending the weather was in the low 50's so I definitely had to layer. Keeping in mind excessive sweating can cause dehydration. I picked the Koral Dash Jacket, which was very light, the Catcher Sports Bra and Scout Double Layer Short (pictured to the left) 

   As much as I love fashion I won't compromise my training for it, and neither should you! If your looking for comfortable and  stylish apparel these pieces should be perfect for you. 

 

Make sure to come back and checkout out my weekend hiking adventure! So happy I get to share all these moments with you.

-Ashiko