I have an embarrassing admission to make to you all... when I am out hiking, I get huffed and puffed on hills.
I know, what a terrible thing to admit. But it is the truth.
Now, this isn't always the case. But right now it is something which I am struggling with. And it definitely is impacting my enjoyment on the trail.
Let me tell you a story:
Do you want to know a secret?
For YEARS I thought my body was broken. That there was something wrong with it. And that I was just not cut out to be anymore more than a 'mediocre' exerciser.
Let me tell you why:
In this episode, I discuss a few simple tips and guidelines a mountaineer can use for their training when they are incredibly short of time.
In this episode, we talk about core training for mountaineers. And specifically, we explore my approach to core training, which may be a bit different than the popular approach mountaineers are familiar with, but which can be incredibly effective.
As hikers, we are well aware that uphill hiking can be tough. Burning legs, red faces and heaving lungs, it can be a genuine challenge on many adventures. And if you throw a heavy pack in the mix, it can turn into a real ordeal.
When it comes to training for uphill, a hiker needs to be smart. While getting your legs strong is always going to be good, there are a few specific exercises which will help you more in this situation. This article will share with you three of the best strength exercises a hiker can do, to turn their uphill hiking into a walk in the park.
In this episode, I discuss how a mountaineer can get fit and strong for the mountains when they don't have any elevation to train on.
Learn five simple rules a mountaineer can use to get the most out of their strength training, in the least amount of time. There are essential to follow to best improve your performance on the mountain.
In this episode, I discuss a few specific workouts a hiker can use to increase their hiking speed.
In this episode, we have part two on how a mountaineer can stay fit all year round. And specifically, we are talking about how a mountaineer can stay strong all year round.
One of the most common problems I hear from aspiring mountaineers is they simply don't have enough time to fit in a traditional training program for mountaineering. But there is a better way...
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.