Monday: Weights- Chest and triceps
Tuesday: carry a backpack on a hilly five mile loop. I started with 30 lbs and worked up to 70 for Denali. Less for Aconcagua.
Wednesday: Weights- Back, shoulders and some squats
Thursday: Same five mile loop as on Tuesday followed by trail running the same loop. (Have a snack a ehyddrate between)
Saturday: Long hike with a 40 pound pack. This was at times 15 miles.
For Denali I also pulled a plastic sled with 30 pounds on some days.
As others said, there's no substitute for carrying a heavy pack!
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You'lll find free, tough workouts on the site.
The regimen really prepared me mentally and physically for putting out whatever a day in the mountains requires.
Read the FAQ's and look closely at the exercise videos and slide shows if you aren't familar with the exercises involved in the workout of the day.
Be sure to find the warmup exercises that should be done before each workout of the day. (3 rounds of 15 pullups, pushups, situps, back extensions, etc.)
I do the crossfit stuff during my work week then I hike as high and far as I can with whatever gear I need on my days off. So far, so good.
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