Rolled and sprained ankles are an incredibly common injury in the hiking and trekking world. And it is an easy way to ruin even the best planned adventure!
And if these are causing you issues, and you are not taking steps to prevent them, is simply never going to get better. And year after year, your ankles are only going to get worse...
Back Pain While Hiking is not fun at all. And it is one thing that can very easily extinguish even the most adventurous spirit.
If you suffer from this (and it is significantly limiting both confidence and enjoyment while hiking) here is a simple workout to help:
Knee pain while hiking and trekking is an incredibly common issue. In fact, is is one of the most prevalent injuries in the adventure world.
And you suffer from hiker's knee (and it is sucking a lot of the enjoyment out of your trail time) here is a simple workout to help:
Hiking and trekking are sports for all body shapes and sizes. And with the right training, absolutely everyone should be happy to step onto any trail they desire.
But lets face it, if you are carrying a few extra kilos, hiking can really grind you up. And if you are trying to follow a traditional trek training program, and do all of your training on the trail, you are just asking for trouble...
Go on any hiking, trekking or adventure forum and you will see the same words repeated over and over:
'The best way to train for hiking, is to go hiking'...
And this is true, but only up to a point...
There are many times when hiking isn't the best way to train for hiking.
And when doing all your training on the trail, might be doing you more harm then good...
Lower back pain is an incredibly common issue for hikers and trekkers.
Long hours on your feet, heavy packs and our modern lifestyle is a perfect perfect recipe for pain. And while back pain is an incredibly complex subject and everyone has their own root causes of this issue, which should always be diagnosed and treated by a physio...
There are a number of things which just about every trekker can do to help their pain...
Descents can be tough. Shooting pain in the knees... crushed toes... slips, stumbles and falls... some serious amount of mental drain... and all too often, uncontrollable jelly legs.
And if this always seems to be happening to you, there might be one thing which is missing in your preparation...
Foot Pain While Trekking and Hiking is an incredibly common issue. Whether it is from plantar fasciitis, heels spurs or simply from a rolled ankle, it be a real annoyance. But all too often I see people completely avoid their training because of this...
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.
When it come to Training For Trekking, following a structured warm up can be incredibly beneficial. If done correctly, it can significantly improve performance and reduce the likelihood of injury.
But this goes beyond simply doing a bit of a walk to 'get the blood moving' and a couple of stretches...
Like anything in the fitness world, a little bit of planning and a little bit of structure, can go an incredibly long way!
Rowan is a personal trainer who specialises in preparing everyday people for their bucket list adventures.
Summit Strength is a personal training service created specifically to help trekkers have the best chance of a safe, enjoyable and successful bucket list adventure.