Jun 24, 2020
In this episode, I discuss a few unusual ways of progressing
your stair or hill intervals (which don't involve adding extra
weight, spending more time or finding a new place to train).
Hikers love stair training. With good reason! It is super
specific for the trail. It can be seriously challenging. And, for
many people, it is very convenient.
The usual approach of hikers to stair training goes something
They find a convenient set of stairs. They start with just
their body weight. Over time, they slowly add some weight to their
This approach works. There can be no doubt about that!
But what if you don't want to add any more weight? Maybe you
are at the limit you can confidently wear. Perhaps you have maxed
out your pack's carrying capacities. Maybe your upper body is
getting a bit sore. What then?
Well, this is what we explore in today's
You will learn:
- How 'pre-fatiguing' your legs can help trick the body into
thinking it is working harder
- How changing where you carry the weight can be an easy way of
adding some extra training stimulus
- A few different 'stepping patterns' you can apply to stair
training, to add some extra challenge
Want to get fit, strong and resilient for
your hiking adventures?