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Training for Your Hike

"If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger." - Frank Lloyd Wright

Training for your next (or first) backpacking or hiking trip is extremely important for your own enjoyment and to ensure that you will finish your trip a happy camper versus the next statistic for Search and Rescue.  Just Roughin' It has an Exercise Science educator on staff that has been active in the industry for over 12 years and has trained athletes, marathoners, hikers, tri-athletes, and recreational exercisers - so pretty much everyone.  We know what it takes to get physically prepared for a backpacking trip, and we also know that you can push yourself to limits that you never thought possible if you set your goal. Remember, preparation isn't just checking boxes a gear check list. 

Here are several blogs that we have written about how to train for your guided backpacking trip to Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Olympic, Paria Canyon or where ever it may be.  Just click on the below links and have fun while getting physically prepared for that backpacking trip. We will add to this page on occassion so please keep coming back.  If you have any topics you would like covered, please contact us at and let us know.  Need more personal assistance while training? Contact us to sign up for our 12 week online training program.

Training for your First (or next) Backpacking Trip.

Fitness Rating Scale - Where are You?

Hiking Downhill is Exercise!

You Can't Exercise Without Eating! Nutrition Tips for Endurance Activities.

Get Mentally Prepared for Your Next Backpacking Trip.

Pilates for Backpacking.

My Knees Never Hurt Before!