Mie J. Damgaard Snowshoes May 21st, 2018 - 14:56:30
Fitness. Snowshoe walking is more difficult than walking on a cleared surface but it is also as hard as you want to make it. Start gradually and progress to a more challenging pace as you get more miles on your snowshoes. Every workout should begin with a gradual warm-up and finish with a cool down to avoid injuries or soreness. End your adventure with a few stretches for the legs hips and arms before hopping back into your car. Where to Go Safely. You can pretty much snowshoe anyplace that you can hike. Check your local tourism office or hiking club for ideas to get you started. Stick to well known snowshoeing trails and always snowshoe with a buddy for safety reasons. Always leave word of your route and carry a cell phone for emergency contact.
Backpacking and hiking snowshoes will be fairly similar with the exception that when you are backpacking you will be carrying a heavy backpack and will need extra weight capacity to accommodate your backpack. Snowshoes work on the principle of weight displacement so if you weigh more that is if you have a heavy backpack on the snowshoes need to be bigger to displace the larger amount of weight. Many snowshoes have optional tails available which can be attached to increase their surface area. If you want a pair of snowshoes for backpacking a model with optional tails would be a good choice. Running snowshoes however are very different from the hiking and backpacking kind.
The sales of snowshoes is up because people are putting greater emphasis on fitness outdoor cross training and family recreation. The popularity of back country sporting in recent years like skiing snowboarding and ice climbing is also helping to promote strong snowshoe sales. Snowshoes for sale vary from shorter wider shoes to longer narrow shoes. Materials of these snowshoes are generally lightweight aluminum rubber and durable plastic. Womens snowshoes and kids snowshoes are of varied shapes. For example beaver tail snowshoes are shaped like a tennis racket and bear paw snowshoes are oval shaped. These shapes enable the snowshoer to lift up the shoes weight easily.
Cleats are the teeth present at the bottom of the shoes that provide traction and allow for more confident stepping. Kids snowshoes are not limited just to kids; they can be used by anyone weighing less than 80 pounds and of shorter height. Kids snowshoes can also be used by children for off trail hiking on golf courses in packed trails etc. A low impact workout with a pair of snowshoes provides many health benefits. Snowshoes can be used by folks of all ages who enjoy a winter snowfall while walking running jumping or climbing. Snowshoes are great fun to use in any type of snow conditions.