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The Training For Trekking Podcast

Dec 10, 2019

This episode will tell an aspiring trekker exactly what they need to do in their training to get fit, strong and resilient to conquer the Kokoda Trail!

The Kokoda Trail is a pilgrimage for Australian trekkers. Renowned for its rough terrain, stunning landscapes and it's wartime history, it is something which has sat on so many hikers bucket list for years.

But while we know it is a serious physical and mental challenge, unfortunately, the majority of the training advice out there for this adventure is sub-par (to say the least!)

Until now.

Once you listen to this episode, you will have a clear understanding of exactly what you need to do to training for the Kokoda track.

You will learn:

  • The 4 major physical demands of the Kokoda Track (which you need to ensure you cover in your preparation and training)
  • Why you would be crazy not to train for Kokoda (or any other trek for that matter)
  • Why I don't recommend you 'just go out and hike' (and why following a structured strength and conditioning program is the BEST course of action)
  • How to plan your trek training before Kokoda (so it can be the MOST effective at improving your fitness with the LEAST chance of injury)
  • Why strength training before Kokoda is an absolute MUST (plus some simple rules to get the most out of this)
  • What 'cardio' training I recommend before Kokoda (Hint: It's not High-Intensity Interval Training!)
  • How to prepare for the hot and humid weather of Kokoda (a few simple tips which can make a massive difference to your comfort and performance on this tropical trek)
  • How to 'self-treat' any aches, pains or niggles which creep up while on the track (which you can do with your water bottle or trekking pole!)
  • Some dead simple nutrition advice (which every Kokoda trekker needs to be aware of!)


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