Inflammation and Elimination are components of ridding the body of byproducts. Elimination occurs in four paths: exhalation, urination, perspiration and bowel movements. Each of these can be greatly effected by factors existing in the three major principles. If a challenge exists, then stress on the system can increase in trying to compensate removal of the waste products. When excess byproducts buildup due to an inability to eliminate them, then inflammation can occur. This one path to inflammation is of great concern because it is often the symptom trying to be addressed in mountain environments.
Thoughts and Beliefs play a role in everyday life, but they are multiplied when participating in mountain activities. If confidence is lacking in the physical self doubt can creep in to achieving a summit bid. Another reason the three major principles exist at the top.
History and Environment are variables only capable of changing over time with experience. When the hard earned time does exist, then this principle can override all the others because confidence in the ability to fight off whatever may be a hindrance is easily overcome. For the majority of us, this stays as a minor principle until we have achieved BA status.
Register at MountainFitnessEducation.com to learn more.