If you have the time, Kokoda the Stairway to Hell contains some great interviews with veterans such as Bill Guest, Ted Stuart, J.D. McKay to name just a few. Hear the story as told by the veterans.
Training in stairwells provides for a great aerobic workout and helps build and strengthen those important leg muscles. Vary stride length (2 steps at a time), alternate your leading foot, and wear a light pack to increase the challenge. For the super keen, add push-ups, lunges and squats at each flat levelled area. Keep clear of doors opening suddenly, watch your step, no injuries please!
Short video: http://youtu.be/Ql3JE8RnzSE
These days there is a smartphone app for everything, and for us trekkers there are a number of great training apps for hiking. I've been using one for a number of years now called "Map My Hike GPS Hiking" by MapMyFitness Inc. It is just one of a range of apps all named MapMy.... with variants for running, cycling, dog walking, walking, and general fitness. Free and paid versions exist, for Android and Apple devices.
I find this particular app helpful to help me track my progress by recording my workout time, distance, track by GPS, pace, elevation and other related information. This all helps me track my performance between different workouts to see if I am improving, and provide me with some benchmarks for later hikes. I can also see my routes and others nearby to try.
I'm sure you have your favourite app that you use, let us know below in the comments.
The Lederderg Gorge was the training ground of the 39th Battalion and now it is the training ground for you and your friends. Just on the finges of Melbourne, approximately an hour from town, this beautiful and rugged park is perfect for training on ant of our treks.
Come and train for your upcoming expedition or just come and get out, into the great outdoors.
Our FREE weekend walks are conducted by 1 or 2 of our trained staff who will be on hand to answer any of your questions. Even if you are not booked on one of our trips, you are still welcome to join us and bring friends with you.
Sunday, February 28, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (AEDT) - Add to Calendar
Lerderderg Gorge Park - McKenzie Flat Car Park off Lerderderg Gorge Rd.
519 Lerderderg Gorge Rd. Darley, Victoria 3340 AU - View Map