Hiking in Saalbach: How to get fit for the mountains


For your holiday in the mountains of Saalbach, we have collected a few tips to help you getting fit for the hiking-tours ➤ Read everything about it right here!

At last it´s Spring! The sun shines longer, it´s getting warmer, the birds are beginning to sing, and everything is starting to go green and blossom. Soon, it will be time again for hiking and Hinterglemm invites you back to enjoy many hiking tours in the mountains. Hiking can be strenuous and demanding for the whole body, but with sufficient endurance, strength, coordination and flexibility it becomes much easier. Specific preparation training however is often not necessary. Even small changes in your everyday life can make you become fitter for your first hike.

A little bit of endurance

How long you can walk without becoming fatigued and the speed of your recovery, is related to your stamina. To improve your stamina ride your bike to work instead of taking the car. If you're traveling by bus, you could get out one or two stops early and walk home in the fresh air. The staircase is a great training device, instead of the elevator or lift. Why not going out on a shopping tour by foot with your friends and having fun instead of doing the shopping on-line.

A little bit of strength

You not only need some strength to carry your backpack, but it is also important for your legs and buttocks. The following two small exercises can always be built into your daily routine:

  • Calf muscles: If you are waiting again in line at the supermarket checkout, you can use this time to train your lower legs. Try placing your feet parallel and hip width apart. Lift up your heels and slowly roll onto the balls of your feet, then lower again. Repeat 15 times then have a short break before continuing again twice more.
  • Bum training: Whether you are on the bus or sitting at work, try tightening your glutes with maximum effort for 10 seconds. Repeat three times with short breaks in-between and then you have already done something to train your butt.

A little bit of coordination

Some coordination skills are required to find the right flow of movement while hiking, to avoid stumbling and getting hurt. Especially important therefore is a sense of balance. This can be easily trained while brushing your teeth: Try standing on one leg, if this is easy enough then do it with your eyes closed.

A little bit of agility

When a bit of climbing or large strides are required, then your agility comes into play. Taking some time while watching television to do some simple stretching exercises can be of great help. A good stretch for the calves, is to put the first half of both feet on a step. Then lower the heel of one foot towards the ground. Hold the stretch for a short time then change sides.

Every movement and every exercise you incorporate into your daily life, will make you fitter for the next hike in Saalbach Hinterglemm.

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