How to Get in Shape for Hiking

Sunday, January 15, 2017
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Get ready for you next trip

It can be incredibly fun to start hiking. It allows you to live a fun, new life, one that can be full of excitement. But do keep in mind that hiking can be physically taxing, and that’s the last thing you want to deal with. This is why you need to consider getting in a very good shape before you start hiking.

But why should you consider working out to start hiking correctly? The reason is simple; there are many situations when you are hiking that will rely on your stamina and power. If you are not careful, you can end up with a lot of problems in the long run. This means you will be unable to support a long hike, not to mention that some hikes are very complex and they do require a lot of jumping and running.

Not only that, but every part of your body needs to be in shape when you go hiking. This type of experience requires a lot of time to get in shape and it might be very demanding for you as a whole. It will not be easy to do it at all, and many times you will find yourself dealing with many health issues as a result. It will be troublesome for sure, but with the right approach, you will see that nothing is impossible.

The exercises that you need to perform to train for upcoming hikes should be as varied as possible. The more variety you have with your exercises, the better you can deal with any challenges that might arise here. The experience can be amazing in the end, so you should consider keeping that in mind at all costs.


What should you do to get in shape for hiking  

What should you do to get in shape for hiking?

If you don’t work out at all, you need to consider starting some simple exercises. Things like lunges, squats, pushups, step ups and crunches will help you get in shape. Some of these will require the use of weights, in which case you need to add more and more pounds to these weights until you reach the desired outcome. The good idea is to go up to 40 lbs if possible. Try to move as much as possible and, as we mentioned earlier, bring in a variety of workouts if you want to get the very best results.


Which are the best exercises that will help you get in shape for hiking?


Lunges  

Lunges

The recommended thing here is to keep two weights that are equal in each hand. Buckets of nails can work too if you are an expert at this. Start in a standing position and then step forward. Continue until the legs are be bent to around 90 degrees. Start to push up and then you need to bring your rear foot towards the front. Try to repeat with the other leg if you want to get amazing results.


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François Dumaine

My mission is to save lives and sedentary people through the outdoors. For me, a sedentary lifestyle goes well beyond sitting in the living room.

I want to disconnect people from the virtual world to connect them to the real world. I want to reconnect with nature. I want people to stop SURVIVING, and start living! I want to communicate the feeling of freedom, of fulfillment that I live in nature!
I have the deep desire to help make the world a better place. I would like to leave my imprint on our planet this way. This is the message I want to leave as a legacy to my children! ;-)

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