Mountain fitness (41)

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8 Stair Workouts Great for Climbing Mountains

Steppers and Stairmasters are fine for cross-training.  BUT, performing an actual stairs workout at home or high school stadium provides s…

Started by Marcus Shapiro

4 Jun 27
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Clay’s Best Hiking Exercise Picks – Round #2

Best hiking exercises according to Clay.  You decide 'the best' for your program.  Share your thoughts below...

Started by Marcus Shapiro

2 Dec 3, 2021
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A Beginner’s Guide to Mountain Climbing

Mountain climbing for beginners can be a little daunting but Zan wrote a great piece to help.  Anything that should be added to the piece…

Started by Marcus Shapiro

0 Jul 13, 2021

12 Week (Ladies Only!) Summit Ready Program Starting 4/26!

Hello! Calling all lady hikers! I'm a local PNW physical therapist and own Upward PT Seattle. I work with a lot of hikers and climbers, an…

Started by Anna Friedman

0 Apr 21, 2021

Best Hiking Exercises Battle Royale

What hiking exercises would you suggest adding and which should be removed?

Started by Marcus Shapiro

0 Dec 12, 2020

Trekking Downhill Does Not Have to Hurt

Training to hike downhill is a requirement to minimize falling or developing acute knee joint pain and suffering other lower body injuries…

Started by Marcus Shapiro

0 Dec 4, 2020

Backpacking Training Plan: 28 Miles & 6,040 feet Elevation Gain

You can get some good ideas for your own workout from this backpack training plan post.  The Great Smoky Mountains backpacking trip that I…

Started by Marcus Shapiro

0 Nov 10, 2020

Treadmill Elevation Gain Calculator

Calculate Elevation Gain on a Treadmill Hiking Workout Let me know how you leverage this tool to train for your next trip...  Generally I…

Started by Marcus Shapiro

2 Oct 19, 2020
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Elevation Gain Calculator for Stair Workouts

Stair Climbing Calculator: How to Calculate Elevation Gain and More I am curious how YOU guys would use this calculator...  I provide sugg…

Started by Marcus Shapiro

0 Sep 16, 2020

Fitness Training Plans

I am booked for a trip to attempt Mera Peak in Nepal in April. I am looking at which Fitness Plan would fit best for this trip. I feel that…

Started by James Handlon

6 Aug 26, 2020
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Free Training plans:
Hiking and Backpacking
6 week beginner plan

General Mountaineering:
Intermediate Plan 12 weeks

Mt. Rainier 12 week plan:

Mount Rainier Training Plan

8 Month Mountaineering Training & Fitness Plan

Meal Plans:
Backpacking and Climbing Meal Plans

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