Backpacking Fitness

Staying In Shape

The Hike Forever Fitness Plan: Age 35-50

Get ready for the long fitness haul with these skills, workouts, and essential info. The Body Fit hikers in this age range routinely overtake huffing and puffing twentysomethings on big days. That’s because endurance performance reaches its absolute peak in the late 30s. Long-distance runners and most mountaineers achieve their greatest physical potential during this…

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Staying In Shape

How to Get in Shape for Hiking

Get ready for the gnarliest hikes with these tips—and a simple, 9-week training plan. In the mountains, fitness means safety.Couch potato is a lifestyle choice. Make a different one: Start training, stop complaining, and yadda yadda yadda, you’re a trail-eating beast. You’ll thank us later when you’re flexing a rippling quad while pointing some outdoorsy…

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