Hiking is fun but it’s tough to enjoy the scenery while gasping for air! Training with these hiking exercises will ensure you’re fit to tackle any trail.
It is easy to conjure up an image of a picture-perfect hike: an empty trail that winds alongside a babbling brook through a verdant and lush valley before ascending a towering peak with a rocky and ferocious ridgeline. And those views from the summit? Fan-freaking-tastic.
But, there is one thing missing from this idyllic image: the sweat equity required to handle the physical nature of a hike. While hiking is absolutely a mental escape, it is a labor-intensive activity that calls for muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance. Those scenic views won’t be as enjoyable if you are too busy sucking wind to soak in the landscape, right?!