Whether you need to carry a full load of winter gear or just an extra camp chair, train your muscles to take the weight with these three exercises.
Train for hauling big loads with exercises that build strength and power.
We’re all about going fast and light, but sometimes you just need more stuff. This is especially true in the winter, when pack weight for a weeklong trip can tip the scales at 50 pounds. Maintain pace under the load and prevent next-day soreness with these power- and stability-focused exercises. For maximum benefit, do them twice per week, starting eight weeks in advance of your next heavy hike.