Mountaineering and Fitness

Friends who establish exercise habits in order to keep in shape, control weight or maintain health, often choose running, cycling, swimming or heavy training when exercising, but ignore a free, pleasant process, but strong and effective aerobic exercise Anaerobic dual training exercise – mountaineering. Mountaineering involves aerobic exercise immediately during the march, and the intensity increases as the slope becomes steeper. During the activities of climbing and descending, there are ample opportunities to use the muscles of all parts of the body. Because mountaineering activities can range from a few hours to a few days, compared with the usual 1-2 hours of aerobic or anaerobic exercise, the calories consumed may be several times or even 10 times that of ordinary exercise. After three days of mountaineering and vertical walking, the body weight may be reduced by more than 3 kg.

Similar to sports such as running and cycling, mountaineering training also requires gradual self-training, otherwise it is easy to cause sports injuries. When climbing a mountain, especially during the downhill period, the thigh muscles, knees and calf muscles bear a lot of weight and strong pressure. If you don’t have the habit of exercising and your legs receive so many stimuli all at once, you will often have pain symptoms due to tissue inflammation. Therefore, mountaineering should start with a short distance, and the legs also need to be stretched before and after hiking. After the gradual muscle strength training increases the muscle and muscle endurance of the legs, gradually increase the distance and days of climbing.

Good mountaineering equipment can play a decisive role in reducing the physical burden and relative risk of injury of climbers. A pair of sturdy, lightweight hiking shoes with strong grip and good shock absorption can effectively reduce the risk of foot injury, allowing the feet to walk longer distances with less fatigue. Trekking poles can help the body balance at any time, use the support of the hands to disperse the force of the foot muscles when going up the mountain, and use the support of the hands to reduce the impact on the leg muscles and knees when going down the mountain. The knee pads can also use the metal support on the side to distribute the pressure and wear on the knee joint when falling downhill.

Mountain climbing is an uphill exercise. A few days of vertical walking may climb more than 2,000 meters. In addition, the air in high mountains is relatively thin, so compared with aerobic exercise on flat ground, you will breathe harder and your heartbeat will be faster. In order to strengthen the body's ability to adapt to mountaineering, prior cardiopulmonary training is very important. Especially when planning a mountaineering trip of more than two days to climb a 3,000-meter high mountain, a cardiorespiratory training program such as running, cycling, or swimming should be started on flat ground a few weeks ago to reduce the risk of physical discomfort at that time.

After adequate equipment and physical preparation, mountaineering becomes a pleasant exercise process. While exercising, you can follow your own pace, enjoy the scenery to your heart's content, rest adequately, think casually, and eat as you like. After the 4-day travel itinerary, I climbed 4 Baiyue Mountains, consumed 10,000 calories, and lost 4 kg in weight. What powerful weight-loss exercise is more enjoyable than this ?

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