Mental Strength is an incredibly important part of any successful hiking and trekking adventure. But while some people seem to be born with this mental 'toughness' , they are in the lucky minority...
If you are trying to Get Fit For Trekking it can sometimes be difficult to know exactly you should be doing. And there is SO much information out there, it can get incredibly confusing!
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...
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.
Strength training should be part of every hikers and trekkers training. It is an incredibly effective tool to help prevent injury, improve movement efficiency and increase confidence on the trail!
However if you are not a lifelong trainer, coming up with your own strength training workouts can be a bit intimidating...
Are you trying to Train For A Trek? Take a peek into the proven training system which has sent dozens of first time trekkers around the world, with a 100% success rate...
Used by yogis for centuries, abdominal breathing is an incredibly useful tool for Altitude Trekking. Not only can it help improve your performance on the mountain, but it can reduce stress and increase comfort while trekking. It is a skill that all trekkers should learn, practice and master.
Trekking Poles are one of the most important pieces of equipment in the hikers and trekkers arsenal. They have many incredible benefits on the trail...such as reduced chance of injury, improved movement efficiency and even increased comfort.
And while there are no 'magic pills' in the world, trekking poles are about as close as you can get... and they can show many immediate improvements to common issues while hiking.
Here are 7 reasons why trekking poles are THE most important piece of equipment for trekkers:
Got a trek with some serious elevation coming up? Don't have any local mountains to train on?
Not a problem!
Follow this three step training plan to get you flying up those mountains!
Everest Base Camp. Kilimanjaro. Mt Elbrus. Aconcagua. Some of the world's most iconic treks are at altitude.
But if your country isn't blessed with high mountains, or you are a first time trekker...
Chances are you haven't experienced high altitude before.
And if this is true, you want to make sure you aren't making these rookie mistakes...
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.