In this episode, I talk you through my history and journey as a trainer and a coach. Hopefully by the end of this episode, you will have a better understanding of where I am coming from with Summit Strength, and why I truly believe I am in a unique position to help hikers.
In this episode, I explore and answer some frequently asked questions about Summit Strength, the Online Summit Program and my training in general.
In this episode, I dive deep into how a hiker can get fit, strong and resilient for a big thru-hiking adventure. If you are training for a thru-hike, or have been dreaming of one in the future, this episode is for you!
Hiking and backpacking in the cold comes with it's own set of challenges. And your nutrition, and what you eat, can make a significant difference to your hiking performance, comfort and enjoyment on a colder hiker.
This article and video explore a fantastic workout a hiker can use to develop leg endurance for elevation hiking. This workout is particularly valuable to those who don't have any hills or stair convenient, who struggle with knee or foot pain and those who don't have much time to train.
In this episode, I answer an incredibly common question I see from hikers:
"Is running good training for hiking".
Inside I explore what running can be good for in your hiking training, what is it NOT good for and who should/shouldn't consider it in their preparations.
In this episode I explore a range of strategies and actions a hiker can take to help sore and tired feet after a hike.
Inside this episode I chat with Lisa, who recently conquered an incredibly adventure on the Larapinta trail. And what makes Lisa different than the 'average' hiker, is that she is legally blind. But she didn't let this stop her!
This episode is an incredibly story of how Lisa trained, prepared and conquered a trail which is hard enough in the best of times, all while raising money for an incredible charity.
A must listen for anyone who wants some inspiration around their hiking.
Core strength is crucial for a hikers performance and comfort on the trail. And it is something almost all hikers should be working on.
But unfortunately the way most hikers go about training their core leaves a lot to be desired...
Inside this article we explore what modern core training is all about, how it can help hikers on the trail and how to apply this into your own training.
In this article, we explore some of the best stretches a hiker can use before and after hiking. If used consistently, these stretches and releases can make a big difference to a hikers comfort while walking, as well as their recovery after they finish.
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.