100 episodes

The Training For Trekking Podcast is created to help hikers, trekkers and mountaineers prepare for their bucket list adventures. Rowan shares with you the simple training strategies to get you fit, strong and resilient to tackle anything the trail will throw at you. He also dives deep into subjects such as how to prevent altitude sickness, nutrition while hiking, injury prevention and much, much more. So you can have the very best chance of a safe, enjoyable and successful adventure!

The Training For Trekking Podcas‪t‬ Rowan Smith: Hiking and Trekking Coach

    • Wilderness
    • 4.9 • 75 Ratings

The Training For Trekking Podcast is created to help hikers, trekkers and mountaineers prepare for their bucket list adventures. Rowan shares with you the simple training strategies to get you fit, strong and resilient to tackle anything the trail will throw at you. He also dives deep into subjects such as how to prevent altitude sickness, nutrition while hiking, injury prevention and much, much more. So you can have the very best chance of a safe, enjoyable and successful adventure!

    Quick Tip For Sole Muscles After Hiking

    Quick Tip For Sole Muscles After Hiking

    In this episode, I share a super simple technique a hiker can use to help relieve sore muscles after hiking (which you can use at home, or while on the trail).

    • 7 min
    Feeling Powerful On The Trail

    Feeling Powerful On The Trail

    In this episode, I share with you some of my personal experiences on the trail. And the differences I feel when I am in good condition (and am feeling fit, strong and prepared) and when I am out of condition.

    • 13 min
    Is Your Mobility Holding Back Your Hiking?

    Is Your Mobility Holding Back Your Hiking?

    In this episode, I explore a few areas in which your mobility and flexibility may be holding you back on the trail, and making things harder than they need to be!

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    • 9 min
    Lateral Training For Hikers

    Lateral Training For Hikers

    In this episode I discuss how a hiker can use lateral training in their workouts, to prepare their body for all the weird and wonderful positions they can find themselves on the trail.

    Want to learn more about training for your hiking adventures?


    Join the Training For Hiking And Trekking Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/trainingforhikingandtrekking/

    • 12 min
    The Most Simple Hiking Fitness Test

    The Most Simple Hiking Fitness Test

    In this episode, I share with you a dead-simple way to test your hiking fitness and track your training progress over time.

    This can be super important for any hiker who is going through a training journey, as it can allow you to know that your training is actually improving you for your hiking (and you are not just working hard for nothing!).

    • 9 min
    Training For Te Araroa - Interviewing Ali

    Training For Te Araroa - Interviewing Ali

    In this episode, I interview online client Ali, who has just stepped off the Te Araroa trail in New Zealand. And inside we chat about her training and preparation for this thru-hike, her experiences on the trail and her advice for aspiring thru-hikers. This is a must-listen episode for anyone considering a long-distance hike.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

Peak A Brew ,

Great info for all hikers

Being in my mid 50s, I was looking for information that would help me gain some leg and core strength to improve my endurance during backpacking hikes. This podcast has some great info on a wide variety of topics and includes knowledgeable guests. Hoping to learn much from this...

Dash driver ,

Best hiking training podcast out there

Best advice for trekking/hiking training that I’ve found. I’m retired and getting back into hiking. The information in this podcast has helped me start training more safely for some long delayed lifetime goals. This podcast has made me consider some aspects of training that I had not even thought of. Thanks for the great information!

KWil84 ,

Best resource out there for hiking training

This podcast and his website are really the only great hiking training advice out there. There are articles of dubious quality but Summit Strength really seems to be the most qualified, specific and comprehensive. He does online training as well which I signed up for!

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