In this episode, I answer an incredibly common question I see from hikers:
"Is running good training for hiking".
Inside I explore what running can be good for in your hiking training, what is it NOT good for and who should/shouldn't consider it in their preparations.
Do you always get huffed and puffed when hiking up hills? Do you struggle to carry a conversation when going up an incline on the trail? Does your heart rate go through the roof the second you are walking on any elevation?
If you said yes to any of those questions, this article is for you.
This article and video explore one of the best methods of interval training for hikers. The workout shared is fantastic for any hiker who always gets huffed and puffed on hills, who struggles to keep up with a group or who has a higher altitude hike in their sights.
In this video lecture, I explore why long-duration, low-intensity cardio is so crucial for a mountaineers fitness (and why focusing purely on high-intensity training is a mistake).
High intensity training seems like an amazing shortcut for many mountaineers. If you can get the same results, with much less time commitment, why wouldn't you go down the high intensity route?
Unfortunately, it isn't quite as simple as many of the high intensity advocates make it out to be. This article will explore the flaws in that thinking:
Rowan is a personal trainer who specialises in training for hiking, trekkers and mountaineers for their bucket list adventures.
Summit Strength is a personal training for hiking service created specifically to help hikers have the best chance of a safe, enjoyable and successful adventure.