Preparation

There are many things that need to be focused on in order to properly prepare for this 3,400 mile walk. Fitness and conditioning amongst the top. This is why personal trainers Heidi Bader and Michael Shea have been brought in to design and demonstrate challenging customized workouts. These workouts will be posted on the website approximately once a week. Feel free to follow their instruction, but please be aware that these should be adjusted according to your fitness level.

The date of departure is set to be on the second year anniversary of the fall, May 10, 2011.

To get prepared for the long walk ahead of me, I am following a plan that involves extensive cardiovascular training and full-body exercises with a focus on increasing core and back strength created by Heidi and Michael. In conjunction with the strict physical training, I am also following a diet that is based on consumption of lean proteins, whole grains, fruits and vegetables while designing the meals on the idea that all meals will be on the go.

The overall goal is to prevent injury and to ensure I am both physically and mentally prepared to complete the walk.

Equipment used in preparation:
Altus 12/20 lb Weighted Vest


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