Summer is finally in full swing which means we are now in that window where the UK Three Peaks Challenge is looking very tempting indeed.
But, climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in 24 hours is certainly not a straightforward proposition, so to help you out we have created a 12 week training plan.
The training schedule has been put together by students studying the BSc Personal Training course at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and it has been developed to ensure anyone can take part with just your own bodyweight and things you can find around the house.
If you want a more detailed explanation of the theory behind the plan, head to week one.
When taking part in this plan, it is also worth remembering that what you find below is simply a guide, so if you need to alter it to work with your own personal lifestyle requirements, that is not a problem. So, without further ado, here is all the information you will need to complete week 10 of the Three Peaks Challenge training plan.
How to perform the bodyweight circuit
Tips for success: Nutrition
When considering nutrition, prior to the event it would be recommended to have a large meal before you set off to get all your calories in. Consuming sufficient amounts of carbohydrates two-three days prior to the event will ensure you will increase the amount of glycogen stored in the body providing longer lasting energy throughout the challenge.
Small and frequent meals may be recommended to aid with muscle recovery throughout the day. However it is essential to have healthy food full of slow release carbohydrates and protein rather than a quick source of energy (sweets). An example for healthy snacks throughout the day would be pasta, nuts, raisins, sandwiches.
Adventure Travel’s Three Peaks Challenge training plan has been designed by students from the BSc Personal Training course at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. You can find out more about the course by following this link.