Today, I share a simple way to test your hiking fitness and track your training progress over time.
Today, I share some insight into where HIIT training is a bit limited in the fitness industry, and if you enjoy this, how to get the most out of it.
Today, I want to share with you a great workout a hiker can use to develop muscular endurance for the trail.
If you struggle with plantar pain, this is a simple checklist you can follow to ensure you are being proactive about your recovery.
One of my core philosophies are a coach, is to present and share training and preparation strategies which are practical for a hiker to follow.
Muscular endurance is incredibly important for a mountaineer. And so is muscular strength. And while these two things do build off each other, they are not the same thing.
And to get the best benefits for the mountain, a mountaineer needs to be developing both.
Injury prevention and risk minimisation should be the number one priority for any mountaineers training plan.
Well, you can't train when injured. And you certainly can't hit the mountain when you are carrying an injury either.
Mountaineers are often recommended to do HUGE amounts of training in their week. But is this necessary?
Interval training can be an incredibly powerful method of preparation for a mountaineer.
Whether it is long, short or sprint intervals, there are dozens of legitimate methods of interval training a mountaineer can incorporate to increase their performance on the mountain substantially.
But no matter what type of interval training you are using, there are a few fundamental rules a mountaineer should follow, to get the best benefits.
And today, I want to share them with you:
Learn five simple rules a mountaineer can use to get the most out of their strength training, in the least amount of time. There are essential to follow to best improve your performance on the mountain.
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.