In this episode, I share an incredibly valuable strategy for any hikers who are looking at doing an adventure which they are not 100% confident in completing.
(This is particularly important for anyone who is dealing with some type of pain or injury)
Training for your first thru-hike is always a massive undertaking. There is so much to learn and so much to get ready for. And one of the biggest questions hikers will often face is 'how can I get ready to hike for so many days in a row?'
Inside this article, we explore how Ali, a recent graduate of the Online Summit Program, trained and prepared for the Te Araroa thru-hike in New Zealand. We dive into the specific training and workouts she applied, the challenges she faces in her preparation and how it all played out on the trail.
In this episode, I explore a few problem areas which I commonly see with hikers rehab/recovery journeys. If any of these sounds familiar, it may be worth finding some new support and guidance.
In this episode, I share a super simple technique a hiker can use to help relieve sore muscles after hiking (which you can use at home, or while on the trail).
In this episode, I share with you some of my personal experiences on the trail. And the differences I feel when I am in good condition (and am feeling fit, strong and prepared) and when I am out of condition.
In this episode, I explore a few areas in which your mobility and flexibility may be holding you back on the trail, and making things harder than they need to be!
In this episode I discuss how a hiker can use lateral training in their workouts, to prepare their body for all the weird and wonderful positions they can find themselves on the trail.
In this episode, I share with you a dead-simple way to test your hiking fitness and track your training progress over time.
This can be super important for any hiker who is going through a training journey, as it can allow you to know that your training is actually improving you for your hiking (and you are not just working hard for nothing!).
In this episode, I interview online client Ali, who has just stepped off the Te Araroa trail in New Zealand. And inside we chat about her training and preparation for this thru-hike, her experiences on the trail and her advice for aspiring thru-hikers.
This is a must-listen episode for anyone considering a long-distance hike.
In this episode, I share with you one training consideration which trumps absolutely everything you may hear from me, online or from any other training professional.
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.