Training for a Grand Traverse

24 Nov 2018 09:54 #74265 by Fat Rucker
Hi All

I'm busy training for my first GT in May next year.  While I aim to do as much hiking as possible before then, what training regimens would you recommend when hiking isn't an option?  At the moment I'm doing 30 min cardio (stair mill) and 30 min leg strength training at gym 4 times a week. Any other suggestions would be welcome!

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24 Nov 2018 18:19 #74266 by Herman
Welcome to the forum! If you search the forum you'll find various threads on training.

A random little exercise that I find helps a lot is standing on one leg with your eyes closed for a minute. Do it with a backpack if it becomes too easy. I find it helps with proprioception and strengthening your hips, which are aspects not easily addressed outside of hiking or trail running. Slacklining does the same.

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24 Nov 2018 20:34 - 24 Nov 2018 20:35 #74267 by intrepid
See this thread: Training & Fitness for hiking

Have a look through the Grand Traverse category on the forum for more ideas, this thread has been moved there for now.

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Last edit: 24 Nov 2018 20:35 by intrepid.

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