I had been planning for three years to take an extended trip to Japan. I was able to schedule a three-week vacation and wanted to immerse myself in as much of the culture, climate, and geography as possible. With Coach Robb’s help I trained for endurance walking and stair climbing. I was essentially readying myself for a marathon. While the training in and of itself helped me by shedding fat and building muscle, it was the maintenance techniques that played a critical role in me being able to thoroughly enjoy myself! The nutrition and hydration plan, and trigger point therapies Coach Robb had me do allowed me to keep going far longer than I had any right to in my opinion. I was able to do four days of intense walking, stair climbing, and hauling of 75 pounds of baggage before needing a full day of rest for my legs. The most amusing thing was that the sixth day had me walk farther and climb more stairs than any of the previous days. Despite all the nay saying and doubting from friends and family, I not only walked, hiked, climbed, and ascended to see almost every single site on my initial visit list, but also lost 15 pounds despite eating 6 – 8 meals each and every day. I have never had more fun and I realized just how pivotal those silly annoying techniques I was advised to do during my training were in keeping me moving.
– Daniel S.