Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim - 12 Week Assessment and Training Plan
Do you have what it takes to hike the Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim? We believe you do. We just want you to suffer less on your way down and up.
Are you ready to get your body adapted to the canyon environment? Then invite us on your journey. We cannot wait to show you all you are capable.
Distance: 21-23 miles
Elevation Change: +/-5300 feet
Slope: 0-35 degrees
Pack Load: 45-50 pounds
Does your training plan cover all these variables? Ours do.Here is what our training plans cover:
Cardiovascular Fitness: Aerobic base to get you up and down and quickly recover between anaerobic bursts.
Muscular Strength and Endurance: Powerful hips and core to motor your body and pack up the mountain with plenty of gas to get you back down.
Breathing: Lungs capable of pulling in deep breaths of air even while carrying a heavy load.
Feet and Knees: Durable lower body capable of managing varying terrain and stable enough to balance a top heavy body.
Shoulders: Your arm mobility is key for successful adaptation when the slope gets steep. Keeping all the motions optimal is a significant variable to be sure you can keep 3 points of contact.
Skills: Footwork to adjust to the varying requirements to navigate mountainous terrain.
Metabolism: A fat-adapted chemical powerhouse designed to keep you going without have to constantly suck down calories to maintain suitable energy level.