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Which Winter Sports Burn the Most Calories?
away pounds—and have a blast—with these cold-weather, cardio workouts
by Kristin Kane, Prevention magazine
Lucky for you, your favorites—along with ice-skating—are considered the top winter workouts. The reason: Each one requires continuous effort without rest, so your heart rate stays up, increasing the cardiovascular benefits.
"Plus, cold weather forces your body to exert more energy to stay warm, which translates into extra calories burned," says Prevention advisor Wayne L. Westcott, PhD, fitness research director at the South Shore YMCA in Quincy, MA. Even the weight of added layers of clothes, such as knit hats and down jackets, helps intensify the burn. Check out our handy chart below to see how some of the most popular winter activities compare.
Target Areas: Abs, thighs, calves
To Boost the Burn: Use poles to give your upper body a workout, too.
Sport: Cross-Country Skiing
Target Areas: Shoulders, arms, thighs
To Boost the Burn: Raise your arms to shoulder height to improve the cardio benefit.
Target Areas: Thighs, calves
To Boost the Burn: Go backward to challenge your leg muscles even more.
Sport: Downhill Skiing
Target Areas: Abs, thighs, butt
To Boost the Burn: Follow an exaggerated zigzag pattern while descending to work your core harder.
*burned per hour based on a 150-pound woman
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Adirondack Peaks: # 80: Pitchoff: 3,600 feet
Pitchoff Mountain, Page Type: Mountain/Rock, Location: New York United States, North America,
Lat/Lon: 44.23750°N / 73.878°W, Elevation: 3600 ft / 1097 m
Pitchoff Mountain is just east of the main concentration of peaks that make up the Adirondack High Peaks region. It is the "other" bookend for the Cascade Lakes (Cascade Mountain is the other one). It is a pretty little mountain with some descent views as you traverse the five summits that make up its rather long summit ridge.
is a great "Conditioning Peak" for other high peaks in the Adirondack
Park. A 5 mile hike over 5 summits (4 of them bare). A fairly popular destination
located near Cascade Mountain. That said, we still were the only ones on the
mountain on the day we hiked it.
There: From Lake Placid, NY, follow Rt. 73 toward Keene Valley. The Trailhead
is located directly opposite the trailhead for Cascade Mountain, just before
you reach Cascade Lakes. The start of the trail is located 2.6 miles
west of the end point for the trail so two cars or prior pick-up arrangements
Summer and fall are the most popular times to climb; however the mountain can be done throughout the year. Due to some steep descents on the way down, winter gear might be helpful in winter.
As is typical in
the Adirondacks, be prepared for drastic weather changes (+/- 40 degrees) at
any time of year, particularly spring and fall. (On our July hike day, the temp
on the windsweep summits was no more then 50, while in the low 70's at the trailhead.
General, bears are being seen quite regularly throughout the High Peaks area
due to the drought conditions of the last several years.
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Mountain is more of an elongated ridge just across the highway from
Cascade Mountain. It has alot of rocky, scenic lookout knobs along this ridge,
and, at the western end, there is a very nice open expanse of rock with huge
erratic boulders perched here and there. There are excellent views down into
Cascade Pass, across to Cascade Peak, of the MacIntyres, Whiteface, and eastwards
into Vermont. Best done as a traverse with one car at the Cascade Mountain
trailhead, and the other to the east of Cascade pass just a little ways down
the hill. This is one scenic little hike! Excellent intro to the Adirondacks!
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The Great Outdoors, The Lake Placid/High Peaks Region
(6) Pitchoff Mountain: (3600’) a bare ridge North of Cascade Lake with exceptional views and lots of open hiking. Off Route 73, 8 miles from Lake Placid, left side of road. Distances – one way 1.6 miles to Balanced Boulder, 2 miles to summit, 4.9 miles to end of ridge at highway (requiring second car).
You don't know where to start?
hikes Cascade/Porter or Pitch off
This is a good initiation to the Adirondack mountain. Cascade is one of the most popular summits over 4,000 feet. It's a short hike and it summit offers an open 360 degree view. The whole hike to Cascade is 7.5 km long. If you look for a longer one, than add Porter on your way to Cascade, it's an other 4,000 feet summit with a nice view over Cascade summit. At the opposite, if you look for a shorter hike, go to Pitchoff summit. The trail starts just on the other side of the main parking lot for Cascade.
One of the most popular summit of the Adirondack with Algonquin Peak and Giant Mt.. It's the easiest hike among the 4,000 feet summit. Cascade Mt. has a 360° view from its large rocky top. There is a magnificent view to the North of the entire Lake Placid Valley. The entire hike is in a wooden trail except for the last ½ km, which is on bare rock. This summit stands apart from the other High Peaks, so there is no view over those highest summits that are Mt. Marcy, Mt. Colden or Algonquin Peak. Those summits are well seen from another easy hike to Phelps Mt.. On an hike to cascade Mt., it's easy to get also Porter Mt. that stands just 30 minutes from the junction with Cascade Mt..
This summit is located just South of Cascade Mt.. It takes less than 30 minutes to get there from the junction with Cascade Mt.. His summit is a large open rock with a nice viewpoint to Cascade Mt. on one side and to Big Slide Mt. on the other side.
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