Principles of Rest While Hiking
Many people are too busy to sit down on their butt when they feel fatigued when they are walking uphill. When you want to go, the legs, which are already very tired, also consume a lot of energy to support the whole body and backpack. In fact, there are many ways to rest, there is no need to sit down all over:
1、Choose a tree trunk leaning a little, to reduce the burden on the legs to relieve the pressure.
2、Select a higher place to sit down, preferably on a slope or rock with a small height difference from the hip to rest, so that when you get up and go, you do not have to spend a lot of energy to lift the whole body.
3、Use hiking-specific rest method: hands to support the knee area to support the upper body, bend the upper body into a balance bridge, back horizontal, so that the backpack is smoothly placed on the back, legs slightly bent, facing uphill direction, relax the torso, you can let both shoulders to reduce the sense of weight, so that the spine to relieve the pressure from top to bottom, quickly relieve fatigue and restore physical strength. When starting, do not lift the upper body quickly, but slowly restore the torso to its normal position in the process of moving upward.
4、Try to breathe deeply, slow down the pace, slow until you feel no strain, spread the rest to each step, reduce the number of breaks.
5、If you sit down to rest, try to sit down in front of the place where the road is gentle, and do not enter the place where you pull up immediately after resting. Otherwise, after resting, the heart and lungs and muscles are in a calm state, suddenly need a huge physical energy, will cause danger not to say, but also more waste of physical energy.
6、Small steps, slightly dragging the feet to walk. Small steps can save part of the physical energy, and up the mountain, not to lift the feet very high, slightly dragging the ground, as long as it does not affect walking and safety on the line, so you can save physical energy, these small places are attentive, make a habit, you can save a lot of physical energy.
7、On the high platform, you can help lift the legs up, and then use your hands to press the knee to rise the body. There are many roads in the mountain, suddenly will need to climb a high stone platform, this time if very fatigue, do not come to fully use the power of the legs up the body, because the legs in the process of going up the mountain kind has not stopped using, muscle in extreme fatigue will be some spasm, not flexible, so the upper and lower limbs to match is the best, can save a lot of physical strength, but also to ensure safety.