There’s a few things that matter during a trek. We always say that it’s a 50/50 game. Gear/preparation & the other one is mind’set’ or mind’free’ 🙂 . If we can tackle the probabilities the better don’t you think? So here’s a list of exercises that will help you create balance, cardio, strength and endurance.
Balance: results in making sure that every step is a good step, well placed. Plus it is a good way to get to know your body and how you respond.
Strength: the stronger the muscles, the longer you can go. The stronger the muscles, the less pressure there may be on the joints & tendons. Therefore, a very important element.
Endurance: getting used to walking longer times per day and to a backpack. If you go from a 20 minute stroll around the park to a 6 hour hike is quite a difference. Get familiar with endurance & distance.
Cardio: key, it keeps you going. You will be familiar with a rising heart rate, combine it with something you like; running, walking, biking/spinning, kickboxing, you name it!