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Training

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 16 October 2016 | Views [118]

Atop of Mt Beerwah,North of Brisbane,Exceptionally clear day

Atop of Mt Beerwah,North of Brisbane,Exceptionally clear day

So training has been going pretty well.Considering i live in Brisbane and a tropical climate it makes aclimitisation a little difficult,where the average temperature in Brisbane is about 26˚ with a drastic difference at the summit with an average of -8˚.But with my best efforts i a can only train hard and be in as good a pysical condition as possible.I have been doing extensive strength and conditioning work on my core and legs at my local gym.By building up my glutes and legs i hope that this can help me through the physical demands of the trip.By using the leg press machines along with lots of squatting i can feel the difference in the strength of my legs on the uphill climbs when i go trekking on the weekends.Not to bore you too much about my routine at the gym,but i am finding this hugely helpful both pysically and mentally and helping prepare and ensure peak condition.

With regard to my cardio work i have been using an altitude training mask.This restricts the amount of air allowed through my lungs when doing any physical exercise.In theory it is supposed to simulate altitude breathing but in reality it just restricts the breathing thus helping with your lung capacity which will no doubt help when the days get tough at higher altitudes.TBC

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