Your fitness regime comprises pounding the city pavements, and occasional workouts at the neighborhood gym. Now you’ve decided to up the stakes, and have added weekend hiking in the hills to your list – as a great way to keep fit and tune into nature. Before you head out for your first hike, remember that you must first prepare your body for the challenges of a different terrain.
This infographic explains the importance of toning specific muscle groups for uphill and downhill hiking, and suggests specific exercises that can mimic the effort of hiking.
Infographic by – PartSelect