In this episode, I explore a few simple rules a mountaineer should follow to get the best results from their muscular endurance training.
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).
"How do I prepare for a big elevation hike if I don't have any mountains to train on?"
This is one of the most common questions I get asked.
And I can completely understand how concerning this situation is! Because preparing for a significant adventure in itself can be intimidating enough...
But when you are seeing pictures of these massive mountains you are planning to climb, but where you live is about as flat as a pancake, it can be seriously stressful!
In this video lecture, I explore six underlying principles of training that all mountaineers need to consider in regards to their endurance training and fitness.
In this episode, we talk about muscular endurance for hikers and why it is one of the single most important aspects of fitness for the trail.
Do you want to know How To Train For A Heavy Pack? This is one of the most common questions I hear from hikers and trekkers. But unfortunately (like many things in the hiking world) the usual advice isn't much help...
Common answers like 'go hiking with a backpack', 'build up slow' and 'get your pack fitted' are really nothing more then common sense. And in my eyes, they don't do much to solve the actual problem...
The goal of this article is go beyond the generic answers that have been shared hundreds of times and give you some genuine and practical strategies to help you best prepare for the rigors of heavy pack hiking.
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.