Strength & Power Training Exercises

In addition to leg strength, mountaineering requires a strong core (back and stomach) as heavy pack weights add a new dimension to climbing. Strength training principles are essentially the same for upper and lower bodies. Strength training can involve body weight exercises as well as routines using traditional weights.

We suggest that when you work with weights, limit it to 2 sets of 20 repetitions with lighter weights (lighter than the heavy weights customarily used to intensify muscle growth). Choose your weights so that the first 15 reps are manageable and become difficult with the last five of each set. Rest for 30 to 60 seconds between sets.

Strength and Power Training Examples:

  1. Squats, lunges, and leg presses
  2. Push-ups, pull-ups, and military presses
  3. Sit-ups and abdominal exercises

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