This past Sunday the SFA team took a group of 15 up the Grouse Grind and the group included 4 first time grinders. It was a very busy Sunday on the trail but each participant was able to push themselves to conquer the mountain, those who had done it before all broke personal bests and the first timers enjoyed the experience so much they vowed to take the challenge again this summer. My favourite part of the Grouse Grind is the final quarter, and I have two reasons for it. One, you have made it this far and there is no turning back! Second, because you are so close to the top it is time to turn up the volume and really push it. I am sure some would disagree with me, but I just love finishing all of my workouts strong. So here are a couple of ways of finishing your workout strong: do as many pushups as you possibly can, run as hard as you can for 2 minutes, hold the plank for as long as you can, or do as many step ups as you can in 1minute (hint: Grind prep exercise!).
Grind it out and finish strong,
Josh Neumann, BHK, PTS, TSCC-1