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...
I was honored to be a guest on The Outdoors Station Podcast. The Uk’s longest running award winning podcast dedicated to the self powered traveler. Hosted by Bob, this podcast is all about sharing love, appreciation and education for the great outdoors.
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!
In this episode I chat with Trevor Builder - a high altitude trekker with some serious ambitions! We chat about different approaches to training for trekking, tips for high altitude and practical advice for aspiring adventurers.
In this episode, I interview Lee Welton from Trailside Fitness, who is a personal trainer, physical therapist assistant and lifelong backpacker. In the value-packed episode we cover everything from training for hiking, to injury prevention, to nutrition on the trail to mental strength strategies. This is a MUST listen to episode for anyone planning a significant hike or trek.
Some people love it, some people hate it. But is training in the gym something hikers and trekkers should be doing? Or should you be doing all your training outside?
Strength training is an incredibly beneficial method of training for hikers and trekkers. But for many, the gym environment is either undesirable or inconvenient. But that doesn't mean you still can't get yourself stronger!
If you struggle with stressful situations while hiking or trekking, this video is for you! Inside a clinical hypnotherapist shares a quick, simple and effective technique, which can help significantly relieve stress on the trail - in under 60 seconds!
When preparing for a trek, there are a lot of bases you need to be covering. You need to ensure you are getting fit, your gear is working, you are protecting yourself from injury, you get all the right vaccinations... it can get overwhelming!
But don't worry! Inside this episode I share a list of 10 essentials EVERY trekker needs in their preparation. So you can be sure you are ticking off all the right boxes, and you are giving yourself the best chance of a safe, enjoyable and successful adventure!
When it comes to Training For A Trek, there are so many different training methods you can use. And while there will never be one 'best' way of training, there are a number of methods in the trekking world which might seem good in theory, but in the real world are entirely overrated.
Rowan is a personal trainer who specialises in training hikers, trekkers and mountaineers for their bucket list adventures.
Summit Strength is a personal training service created specifically to help trekkers have the best chance of a safe, enjoyable and successful bucket list adventure.