This is Jeremy. Learn how he trained for hiking and got fit to feel confident tackling some more 'hardcore' hikes, all from the comfort of his own home!
Training For Hiking At Home
"I smashed a 30km hike on easy mode from previously struggling to do 8-10km, with about two months training."
These kind words came from online client Jeremy, and I want to say, I was pretty chuffed!
Now Jeremy reached out to me a little while ago, wanting help upping his hiking kilometres, as he was an amateur nature photographer who wanted to do some more 'hardcore' hikes (while lugging all of his camera gear).
But the catch was, he didn't have time to get out and go hiking and walking constantly.
So he wanted some convenient workouts to do in his home gym, which could get him fit, strong and injury-proof for the trail...
But wouldn't come with a ridiculous time commitment which would take over his life.
So that is what we did!
After our initial video assessment, we started his programming with:
After a month or so, we added in an extra 40-minute muscular endurance session (i.e. strength training but with lots of reps)
That was it!
Simple. Time-efficient. And effective.
Now you might be thinking to yourself right now, "but where is the hiking?"
And it is true, Jeremy got out and hiked when he could.
But as this was not possible to be a weekly or even bi-weekly occurrence, that was not part of his 'official' program - and he just hit the trail when he got the chance.
So moral of the story today?
If you can't get out on the trail consistent, and want to get fit for hiking at home, it is very possible!
You just need smart programming. You need exercises that work around your needs and preferences. And a flexible approach.
And you will be surprised at what you can accomplish!
Here are a few more words about Jeremy's experience with The Online Summit Program:
"I first hired Summit Strength because I wanted to be able to hike with a heavier pack and longer distances without killing myself and ruining the experience. Because I'm training from home, Rowan had me do a recorded physical assessment before we started so he had an idea what I was capable of. This meant I was able to do everything he planned right away instead of struggling through some generic training which wasn't specific to me.
If you are in a similar situation, and needed to get fit for hiking, but didn't have access to local trails, were strapped for time or just needed a more convenient approach for your training, the Online Summit Program is waiting for you:
Yours in trekking,
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.