THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR BODY ON A THRU HIKE The article documents the the physiological changes that occur from hiking for 29 days and nearly 500 miles. What does this mean for you when you have no plans on hiking around the block never mind a month long trek?
Glad you asked.
We are big fans of weighted-walks: Farmer Walks, sled pushes, overhead lunge walks, Atlas Stone/D-Ball carries, sandbag carries, sled pulls, weighted back pack walks, and plain, old walking. We’re thinking a steady “diet” of loaded carries and walks could bring on the same physiological changes as a long term hike without having to hike the mountains for a month. Loading up your body and walking is, well, loading up your body and walking.
Although hiking a mountain trail for a month sounds pretty awesome!
And here’s a question: What will the author/hiker do to maintain his new changes now that his body was forced to adapt to hiking for 29 days in a row?
Workout of the Day
3X3 Load by feel
12 minute AMRAP:
Use 50% of power snatch 1 rep max
5 hang power snatch
5 overhead squat
5 behind the head, snatch grip push jerk
4- 20 meter prowler push
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