Friday, May 20, 2011

Backpacking for hiking and camping

Being physically fit makes backpacking safer and more enjoyable. Hiking on trails and in the wood or mountains is a great experience. Your physical conditioning and exercise should prepare your body for backpacking and hiking. You can lose much of what you gain from exercise and getting in shape to backpack if you stop for even a week.  Backpacking does require you to be prepared to exert much energy so you need to prepare your body. You should get twenty or thirty minutes of good aerobic exercise every two or three days. Try parking farther from the store, run up and down the stairs any time you walk do it at a faster pace. You need to do leg lifts and sit-ups can strengthen and condition the lower back muscles. Remember you will be carrying a backpack. You should eat a mix of proteins and carbohydrates within forty-five minutes after finishing any heavy work out.
How to do backpacking