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...
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 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.