Training plans for walking

Training plans for walking

Our experts explain the general principles of putting together a training plan for walking, and how to progress to walking further or walking faster. Once you've got the basics, you could progress to training for steep terrain and strength training for walking and mountaineering.

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General principles of training plans for walking

General principles of training plans for walking

by Jas Hepburn

Whatever activity you're doing, if you want to train to improve your fitness, you need a plan. This article explains how to put a plan together and the principles of periodization to adjust it over the course of a year or season.

Basic training plan for walking

Basic training plan for walking

by Jas Hepburn

The basis for all walking or mountain fitness is a good aerobic base. This article describes the key information you need to measure your fitness including your resting heart rate, maximum heart rate and how to begin a training programme for aerobic fitness.

How to walking further

How to walking further

by Dave Hollinger

There's no substitute for walking over longer distances to help you walk further. However, if your time is limited you'll need to use it efficiently to cope with longer days out on the hills. This article describes some of the exercises and techniques you can employ to improve your stamina and endurance.

How to walk faster

How to walk faster

by Jas Hepburn

Whether it's to get through some uninteresting terrain, avoid bad weather or reach the pub before last orders, it always helps to be able to move up a gear. This article describes some simple exercises to help you pick up your pace.

Training for steep terrain

Training for steep terrain

by Jas Hepburn

This article looks at various exercises that can be carried out at home, in the gym or outdoors to improve your balance and strength to cope with steeper terrain.

Strength training for walking and mountaineering

Strength training for walking and mountaineering

by Jas Hepburn

Training certain aspects of strength for outdoor activities is about planning. This section looks at two methods of training strength endurance - using free weights or your body weight. Whether you train at home or in a gym this will provide you with a core foundation for progression once the basics have been learned.

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