How to prepare for your adventure
What should you do?
If you’re planning to climb a mountain, hit a trail or take up any of our challenging trips, you may be wondering how to train properly for it, especially if, like many people, you haven’t done this type of thing before.
How should you do it?
You should start with small-ish distances and work up to the length you’ll be hiking on your trip. To start, leave a day in between each walk to let your body recover. But as you get fitter, try to do back-to-back sessions each day, it’ll help build your stamina. Ideally, you want to be able to walk 4-6 hours before your adventure.
Your fitness shouldn't only be based on your cardiovascular endurance, you need to be strong too. You need powerful legs to carry you up a mountain or along a trail, a capable core to support your backpack and strong arms to support you as you use poles. Therefore, it is essential to include full body resistance training into your routine to reduce the risk of injury.
Rest and recovery is essential to allow our bodies to build up the strength, power and endurance we need to climb mountains. So take at least one to two full rest days per week, and if you have the time then incorporate some recovery practices on these days such as stretching and mobility work