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Backpacker Magazine – May 2009

Fitness Special—Hike Forever: The Total Fitness Plan

Get trail-fit fast! This 4-week program was designed specifically for hikers by trainers Melissa Racouillat of San Francisco's Stone Clinic and Darren Flagg of Boulder's Animal Strength Human Performance Lab.

by: Casey Lyons


WEEK FOUR
Taper off

Reduce intensity to preserve energy for the first day of your trip. Do endurance workouts on flat terrain, and substitute pace training (consistent tempo and intensity) for intervals. Stop lower-body strength exercises, but continue working your core and upper body.



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Week 1
Jun 04, 2011

Week 1 used to be there just a week ago. I can't find it now either. I think the endurance called for 45-60 minutes, and the intervals called for approximately 30 seconds longer of rest. The long hike was the same distance, but only with half pack weight. I

Rodger
Jul 27, 2010

I'm confused - I see the Week One link at the top of the page.

http://www.backpacker.com/may_09_fitness_specialmdashhike_forever_the_total_fitness_plan/skills/13112

Am I just weird or what?

Cathy
Mar 18, 2010

Love this type of article. But I too can't find the details for week one.

Cathy
Mar 18, 2010

Love this type of article. But I too can't find the details for week one.

Dave
Mar 18, 2010

Where are the workouts for week 1? This is a great idea to place in your magazine. What is the source of your information so I can read more?

andym801
Mar 17, 2010

I'm glad to see Backpacker doing stuff like this. Now how about a link to view the whole article on one page? Or a print link that takes us to a nice clean version of the whole thing. that won't waste ink on unnecessary ads or extra wide margins? Thanks.

Anonymous
Mar 16, 2010

Still unable to print these pages

Curtis
Mar 16, 2010

Where is the link to the workout details for week one?

Jonathan
Mar 16, 2010

are these my real age, or my perceived age, as what the wii fit thinks i am. if it's the perceived age, i'm not even on this chart.

bill
Mar 16, 2010

What's wrong with using pe from 1-10 like everyone else. Then I wouldn't have to look it up. DUH!!

Lisa
Mar 16, 2010

I'd like to know why I can never print anything off this website even if I click the "print this page". All I get is a blank page except for the ads and subscription promos, they always print up nicely

BP Web
Mar 15, 2010

PE stands for Perceived Exertion. Click on the "How Hard Are You Working" link above to see an intensity scale.

Adam
Feb 04, 2010

What does PE mean? I understand everything else.

lisa
Jul 21, 2009

where are the scheduled workouts for week 1?

Bill
Jul 21, 2009

You didn't post Week ONE.

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