Sometimes fast hiking is faster than running and has better economy. It also targets sligthly different muscle groups as you use while running. If you are training for an event where you will be hiking a lot, then you should even train the hiking. Do you use poles?
Is it better to fast hike or slow jog uphill to maintain HR at or below AET. Are there benefits / problems with one or the other. If we are fast hiking should we be focusing on hamstring-glute engagement vs calf-quad engagement?
My thoughts would be to use more hamstring-glutes on the uphill so I’ll have calves-quads on the downhill.
What’s the thought process?
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