Walking is one of the best forms of exercise for adults. Easy to connect, requires no special equipment and can be performed in almost any condition. For people who are just starting an exercise program first, it is also a great way to achieve their goals of improving health and well-being.
For those who are more advanced in their hiking regimen and want more of a challenge,walking holidays in Ireland, Irish day tours and guided walks is a great way to take your fitness to the next level.
Before starting a mountaineering program, it is always important to consult your doctor first and get approval for your new exercise program. As soon as you start, you can start your mountain climbing program.
Climbing hills will build strength and train your heart very well. Climbing hills is also a surefire way to increase the intensity of your activity
Many sports injuries occur because people push at speeds their bodies are not accustomed to. Some of these injuries arise from the mistaken belief that reaching higher intensities requires increasing speed. While this is true when training on a flat surface, as in the case of acceleration from sprinting too fast, it is not the same when comparing intensity levels on a flat and inclined surface. Walking 100 meters uphill on a 30° incline is a more intense exercise than walking at the same pace on level ground, because gravity always opposes movement.
By walking uphill, you can increase the intensity of your workout without increasing your speed. This means better form without significantly increasing the risk of injury.
When starting a mountain climbing program, the best thing to do is try to find a hill that is about 50 meters long with a slope of about 20°. It is easy to assess and does not require careful measurement. Start doing one to five repetitions of this hill once a week at a pace that you feel comfortable with.