That first sip of coffee in the morning can feel like a warm summer's sunrise slowly spilling over an empty plain...
But what if I told you, aside from the taste, it can dramatically improve both your training and your hiking?
Let me tell you why:
Caffeine is the most popular 'performance, enhancing drug' in the entire world. Athletes swear by it. Decades of research support the use of it. And you probably already know for yourself just how good it can make you feel!
And if you are training for a big hike, or are tackling a tough trail, it can have some fantastic benefits for you!
Now I am not saying go crazy on the caffeine. And go out and buy one of those pre-workout supplements.
(These can help, but for the majority of hikers out there they are complete overkill)
But a strategically timed coffee can be a great aid to get you through a tough section of a hike, give you that extra kick in a training session or cheer you up when you roll out of your tent before a rainy day's hiking.
Now if you are training for a big hike, and want some more tips, guidance and support to get in the best physical and mental shape possible, I highly recommend you check out the Online Summit Program. You can find it here:
Yours in trekking
*Originally published 12/5/2018
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.