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The Training For Trekking Podcast

Sep 9, 2019

In this episode, I discuss how a hiker or trekker can prepare their bodies to handle an often unmentioned part of the trail, descents. 
Descents are tough. Shooting pain in the knees... crushed toes... slips, stumbles and falls... some serious amount of mental drain... and uncontrollable jelly legs...
And while any experienced hiker will know they are nothing to be laughed at, there doesn't seem to be much information about how to prepare your body to handle them. Until now.

Inside this episode you will learn:
  • Why descents and downhills are SO outrageously tough on the body and mind
  • A simple trick in the gym which can help you say goodbye to jelly legs on descents forever
  • My absolute favourite exercise to prepare the body to tackle downhills
  • A critical point which many people overlook when training for elevation
  • A few simple suggestions to help you survive this type of training


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