The rest step

The rest step is a mountaineering technique to keep moving in the mountains when you are tired. It is particularly effective in resting your muscles and putting the stress over your skeletal system. Here is how to perform the rest step:

  1. Inhale while taking a step forward.
  2. Exhale while extending your back leg into a locked knee position.
  3. Repeat.

The rest step will help you find rhythm. It is not the fastest way to the top of the mountain but it will likely be your best chance getting to the the summit.

No more talking. Just climb the mountain one step at a time. This is your moment. When you are tired and don’t feel like you can move, take a rest step, and then another, and another. Inhale. Exhale. Repeat. Find your rhythm.

No one said it was going to be easy but it will be worth it.