The Hike Forever Fitness Plan
Once you catch the hiking bug, you've got it for life
Posted on 30.01.2018
No matter how old you get, the urge to pack up and go for a long walk never goes away.
And you don’t have to either. Stay trail-ready forever with our life-long guide to hiking fitness and health.
Hike your way through your golden years with these specially-crafted fitness tips.
True. The effects of aging seem to accelerate after 65. Also true: “Walking and moving around is the single most important thing older people can do to extend their life expectancy and remain independent,” says Bill Evans, of the University of Arkansas‘s Institute on Aging. Heft a pack, hit uneven terrain, and the balance and strength gains pile up.
Build your fitness foundation with this essential physiological info, tips on eating right and exercises for staying in prime hiking shape.
At this age, you’re at your physical peak: fast, strong, and quick to recover. That lets you play hard–but without training, you won’t reach your potential or lay a solid foundation for later years. “You only get one shot at making the most of this stage’s optimal physiological and biochemical adaptations.” Start with our age-adapted workout below, then get hiking.
Use these proven exercises to get in the best hiking shape of your life.
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.
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