In this episode, I interview adventure coach Josh Wood (straight from his self-quarantine), and we discuss physical preparation for guides and backpackers as well as some great ways to stay active and productive when stuck at home.
In this episode, I recommend some physical and mental strategies to prepare for the challenge of hiking over uneven and rough terrain.
In this episode, I discuss some practical strategies a trekker can use to best prepare their body for the rigors of hot weather hiking.
If you have a significant hike or trek in your sights, you need to be training. That is a simple fact. But for many, finding time to get out on the trail and go out hiking a couple of times a week seems like a distant dream…
Whether it is because of work, family, social commitments or anything else, the simple fact is that many aspiring hikers are incredibly time-poor. And while it might be tempting to simply ignore your training in this situation, and just hope for the best on the trail, this is a trap you don’t want to fall into…
Too many people begin their treks woefully under prepared. And they put them self at unnecessary risk of pain, injury and even failure on their adventures. Instead, you need to be fitting in what training you can. So you can not only ensure you succeed in your adventure, but you also do it safely and comfortably!
In this episode, I discuss how a hiker or trekker can prepare their bodies to handle an often unmentioned part of the trail, descents.
In this episode, I discuss 8 simple training and hiking tips for trekkers who suffer from knee pain.
When it comes to Training For A Trek, getting some hiking time under your boots is absolutely essential! This is the single best thing you can do to prepare your body and mind for the uneven, undulating and unpredictable nature of the trail.
However for many, the luxury of finding new and exciting trails to hit each week seems like a distant dream. And for convenience sake, you might find it much more practical to simply repeat the sames over and over and over again...
And if this is you, don't worry! This can be a perfectly valid method of training. You just have to be smart about it...
Hiking is an absolutely fantastic activity to take part in. It is a great form of exercise, gets you out in some incredible scenery and is even an incredibly positive thing to do for mental health.
But one common issue that many hikers face, is it can often lead to some pretty sore muscles the day(s) after. And while this is bad enough if you are simply day-hiking, it is even worse if you are doing a multi-day hike or trek!
Trekking isn't a walk in the park. It is a challenge worth taking seriously! And you need to ensure you are doing the right things in your preparation to get yourself ready!
Below, is a quick list of 10 things EVERY trekker needs in their preparation. So you can be sure you are ticking off all the boxes, and you are giving yourself the best chance of a safe, enjoyable and successful adventure!
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...
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 trekkers have the best chance of a safe, enjoyable and successful bucket list adventure.