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5 Awesome Workouts to Get You Pumped for a Big Hike

Here in Vancouver, we have a beloved trail known as The Grouse Grind. Locals call it nature’s Stairmaster. It’s a steep, hike up the side of Grouse Mountain that takes the average person between one and two hours to complete, and the payoff is incredible. Not only is it a great workout, but it also ends with a magnificent view of Vancouver and the Pacific Ocean from the top of Grouse Mountain. There’s also a restaurant up there, so you can treat yourself to a beer or a snack as a reward before taking the gondola back down.

The Grouse Grind is definitely a challenging hike. It’s not something you should just dive into if you haven’t worked out in a long time. Preparing for a big hike with some simple exercises is a great way to make sure your body is ready for the challenge. It can also help you avoid pulling muscles or enduring other injuries that could come from being ill-prepared.

Whether you want to give The Grouse Grind a try, or you’re preparing for another big hike, I have some great workouts that will help get your body ready.

Hike Prep Workout 1

Do as many rounds of the following as possible (AMRAP) in 15 minutes. Try to beat your best each time!

  • 5 push-ups
  • 10 squats
  • 15 step-ups
  • Repeat! 

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Hike Prep Workout 2

Do as many rounds of the following as possible (AMRAP) in 15 minutes. Try to beat your best each time!

  • 60 seconds on the treadmill at 4mph at a 15% incline
  • 10 burpees
  • Repeat! 

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Hike Prep Workout 3

For this workout, your score is total squats completed. Try to beat your best each time!

  • 60 seconds of squats
  • 60 seconds of planking
  • Repeat for 5 rounds

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Hike Prep Workout 4

Do as many rounds of the following as possible (AMRAP) in 10 minutes. Try to beat your best each time!

  • 50 jump rope skips (make it spicy with double-unders!)
  • 20 reverse lunge steps

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Hike Prep Workout 5

For this workout, your score is total time to complete 5 rounds. Try to beat your best each time!

  • 5 thrusters (a squat where you hold dumbells in each hand and push up as you stand up)
  • 10 lunges per leg
  • 15 push-ups
  • Repeat for 5 rounds

Alternate these workouts for a few weeks and you should be ready to tackle nature’s Stairmaster in no time!

What’s your favorite way to prepare for a big hike? Share in the comments or on Twitter at @luvoinc. Be sure to unlock a coupon to use on your next Luvo purchase and download Luvo’s 7-day meal and fitness plan for more nutritious recipes.

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