Yes, hiking is a great way to get trail-ready, but it's not enough. Follow these backpacking fitness tips and routines to hike stronger, longer and healthier.
Whether it’s a moderate overnight load or 45 pounds of expedition gear, the moment you put on a pack your body must acclimate to additional pressure on your joints, muscles, and spine. Add these exercises to your workout routine to feel like a champ no matter how much you're carrying.
Up your fitness the easy way with these simple exercises.
Use pressure-point stretching, known as myofascial release, to loosen key hiking muscles and boost recovery.