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The Outdoor Athlete

Price: £14.99


Outdoor sport enthusiasts show incredible dedication to their endeavours and "The Outdoor Athlete" is the ideal training manual to help readers hike longer, paddle farther, ski faster and climb higher.

This is the most comprehensive training guide available, with 65 exercises, dozens of locales and 20 programmes.

The following activities are included:

hiking, trekking, backpacking, alpine mountaineering, scrambling, rock climbing, ice climbing, mixed climbing, trail running, mountain biking, kayaking, canoeing, rafting, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, randonee skiing and telemark skiing. The book provides enthusiasts with the training guidelines, sport-specific programmes and instruction on exercises so they can prepare for and excel at, their outdoor pursuits.

Including coverage of nutritional requirements and environmental demands, The Outdoor Athlete is simply the most comprehensive resource available for outdoor adventurists. If you love the outdoors, you need The Outdoor Athlete.

Part I Foundation for Outdoor Fitness

Chapter 1. Principles of Training
Chapter 2. Fitness Assessment and Adaptation
Chapter 3. Increasing Endurance
Chapter 4. Maximizing Strength
Chapter 5. Fueling for Outdoor Pursuits
Chapter 6. Overcoming Environmental Challenges

Part II Conditioning for Specific Activities
Chapter 7. Hiking, Trekking, and Backpacking
Chapter 8. Alpine Scrambling and Mountaineering
Chapter 9. Rock and Ice Climbing
Chapter 10. Trail Running
Chapter 11. Off-Road Biking
Chapter 12. Canoeing, Kayaking, and Rafting
Chapter 13. Snowshoeing, Cross-Country Skiing, and Backcountry Skiing

Part III Exercises for Peak Performance
Exercise Finder
Chapter 14. Flexibility and Mobility
Chapter 15. Body Stabilization and Support
Chapter 16. Strength