Episode 86 6 Overrated Training Methods with Rowan Smith
Rowan Smith is a personal trainer who specializes in helping trekkers, mountaineers, and backpackers prepare for their upcoming adventures.
On this episode we dive into an article he wrote regarding the “6 Overrated Training Methods for Trekkers” to discuss why these exercises are “overrated” and what might be done to correct them or replace them with ones better suited for the backcountry traveler.
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What Rowan does and how he helps backcountry travelers
Rowans backstory in the outdoors
The hiking/backpacking culture in Australia
How backpacking can help you learn about a culture or landscape
What Rowan saw as a gap in training for the backcountry
Rowans 6 Overrated Training Techniques
1. Heart Rate Training
2. Jump Training and replacement exercises
3. Altitude Masks
4. Fasted Training
5. High Intensity Training
The resurgence of strength training
6. Unstable Surface Training
Knee pain - common causes and prevention
How to reach Rowan