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8 Stair Workouts Great for Climbing Mountains

Steppers and Stairmasters are fine for cross-training.  BUT,…Continue

Started Mar 19

Climbing Mt. Hood to the 11,250′ Summit

Max and John know how to…Continue

Started Mar 15

 

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Marcus Shapiro posted a discussion

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 feel free to share...  Also, If there's something you wholeheartedly agree with then share why.See More
Jul 13
Marcus Shapiro posted a discussion

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 superior results.  You can discuss your personal thoughts in this forum.See More
Mar 19
Marcus Shapiro commented on Ali Alami's page Mt. Hood Conditioning
"Check out what these two pros have to say about successfully climbing Mt. Hood."
Mar 19
Marcus Shapiro posted a discussion

Climbing Mt. Hood to the 11,250′ Summit

Max and John know how to successfully climb Mt. Hood.  Check out what they have to say.  Comment here if you have questions, answers, tips...See More
Mar 15
Marcus Shapiro posted a discussion

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...See More
Dec 22, 2020
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Dec 12, 2020
Marcus Shapiro posted a discussion

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. There is no way to cheat the difficulty required to walk down steep grades. You just need to train!  Feel free to…See More
Dec 4, 2020
Marcus Shapiro posted a discussion

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 trained for was of moderate intensity.  If you need to train for a more challenging trip then increase the…See More
Nov 10, 2020
Marcus Shapiro replied to Marcus Shapiro's discussion Treadmill Elevation Gain Calculator
"I am curious how much elevation gain you achieve on a weekly basis.  If you figure it out let me know.  Happy to hear you will be using the tool..."
Oct 19, 2020
Matthew Adams replied to Marcus Shapiro's discussion Treadmill Elevation Gain Calculator
"Thanks for the tool! I use a treadmill or said climber m-f and get out on a trail on the weekend."
Oct 19, 2020
Marcus Shapiro posted a discussion

Treadmill Elevation Calculator

Calculate Elevation Gain on a Treadmill Hiking WorkoutLet me know how you leverage this tool to train for your next trip... …See More
Oct 14, 2020
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Sep 16, 2020
Marcus Shapiro replied to James Handlon's discussion Fitness Training Plans
"James, did Covid derail your trip?  If not let us know how it went..."
Aug 23, 2020
Marcus Shapiro posted a discussion

How to Recognize and Prevent Dehydration While Hiking and Training for Your Climb

Let's start a discussion about preventing dehydration. This is an important topic not only for safety but it's critical you are able to train hard and not lose energy due to improper hydration. Any tips or comments you have feel free to share.Check out this article to help with the discussion:…See More
Aug 23, 2020

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I am the head trainer at FitForTrips.com. I craft all of the custom programs for travelers departing for any destination whether hiking, backpacking, trekking or mountaineering. All programs are custom made based on destination, medical history, exercise history, available equipment, etc.

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