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The Training For Trekking Podcast

Jul 8, 2019

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.

In this episode you will learn:

  • The number one reason people fail on a long distance hike
  • A sneaky way to add some more 'training volume' into your day (which involves minimal effort, sweating or time)
  • One of the only times when HIIT is essential in your preparation
  • Why relying on running in your training isn't a great idea
  • Why you need to STOP stressing about your gear and START focusing on your preparation
  • A few simple strategies to help with 'mental toughness' on the trail
  • How to avoid the 'post trail' blues
  • Some golden advice if you are dealing with the dreaded plantar fasciitis
  • Five different alternatives for a foam roller which you can use on the trail
  • Lee's favourite hiking workout (which requires zero equipment)
  • A very interesting reason why starting your preparation EARLY is essential
  • And much, much more!

Lee Welton is a Physical Therapist Assistant and a personal trainer by trade. Based out of Seattle, he helps hikers with injury prevention, training, nutrition, and recovery to help you get ready for adventure!

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