Get Fit for Hiking Challenge!
Ok friends, if you are anything like me you can't wait for spring to come so you can get out into nature and get hiking without freezing your tail off. Also if your anything like me you're still carrying around what you enjoyed for Christmas dinner and feel sluggish on the trail. The solution, get fit for hiking challenge!
Start with 1 or 2 daily exercises that prepare you for intense hikes.
Increase reps or time every 2 weeks
Add an exercise every 4 weeks
Challenge ends March 20
I am starting with
1 min weighted hula hoop
My first goal is to establish a routine. Find out when the best times works for me and so on. That is why I am starting out almost easy. I don't want to get overwhelmed at first with a hard workout and also having to adjust to finding a daily routine as well. You should start where you are comfortable.
I choose squats to build leg strength. this will help me on the long uphill hikes. Burpees, I hate burpees, for the cardio. I find that I have to take frequent breaks holding everyone up to catch my breath. Hula hooping is a fun core workout, it's all about the core right.
If you choose to do this challenge with me feel free to tailor your workout to fit your needs. The whole goal of this challenge is to get us in better shape for the spring hikes. If you are doing this with me and choose to step up your game here are some exercises that will help you out.
One Leg Dead Lift
I will post updates in the comment section feel free to do the same, I would love to hear how you are doing, and cheer you on.