Beginner Mountaineering Assessment & Training Plan
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Big City MountaineersSo you want to climb a glacial 14er?
Training plan for those just beginning. A fast progression to prepare the body to reach a challenging 14er or similar glacier summit bid. Balances a large aerobic base with strength training and pack load to enable you to gain 3000+ feet in elevation and return safely.
When the parts are optimal, then the addition of motor fitness becomes extremely important and is different depending on which mountain route is being targeted. First, you need looking at the climbing route you desire, then finding the attributes an individual would need to overcome its challenge, then place a counter training to overcome. This includes but is not limited to the following:
•Footwork with and without pack load
•Assess and Adjust
By finding the correct challenges in the optimal order to meet the Individuals mechanical and output capability for each of these conditions, then we can create exercises after an assessment from an individuals ability to adapt to the desired mountain environment.
Disclaimer: Rich Rife and Mountain Fitness Research, Inc are neither physicians, healthcare providers, physical therapists nor dieticians and the information presented on this site written, in video or in audio are experimental, experiential, and exploratory in nature. Before beginning any diet or fitness program, you should visit your primary healthcare provider to determine your status to proceed.