This Summer's Workout Threat-o-Meter
Ouch! Factor: 3 to 4. Rest is the best treatment for these types of lower-leg strains, which means you could be off the trails for the rest of the summer. (Bummer factor: 5+)
Climb safely: Taking smaller strides on rocky patches will help keep your hips over your feet, Pohja says.
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