We’re now into that window where more and more people are starting to tick off the Three Peaks Challenge. It’s a thoroughly rewarding experience and is one that is worth ticking off the list for all enthusiastic hikers.
But climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in 24 hours is no easy task. So to help you out, we’ve developed a 12 week training plan which will improve your chances.
The plan has been designed by students from the BSc Personal Training course at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and every effort has been taken to ensure anyone can take part with just your own bodyweight and things you can find around the house.
A more detailed explanation about the theory behind the plan can be found by heading to week one.
Also, be sure to remember that this is just a guide, so if you need to alter the plan to fit in with your own personal lifestyle requirements, that is perfectly acceptable. Below you will find all you need to complete week 11 of this training plan.
How to perform the bodyweight exercises
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Tips for success: Treat your feet
Looking after your feet on the hill involves some preparation. Choose your challenge footwear well in advance of the event and wear them in and get used to them.
Make sure you invest in decent quality socks and find out what works best for you in terms of preventing blisters, whether that means double-layered ones, an extra pair of liner socks or whatever you normally do. A spare pair of laces also wouldn’t go amiss.