BookTake your outdoor experience to the next level. The Outdoor Athlete will prepare you for adventure with performance training programs designed to maximize outdoor enjoyment.
Whether you’re increasing upper-body strength for an upcoming climb or building endurance for a multiday hike, The Outdoor Athlete will make sure you are ready.
Authors Courtenay and Doug Schurman use their extensive outdoor and training expertise to provide conditioning programs developed for the unique demands of 17 activities:
- Alpine mountaineering
- Rock climbing
- Ice climbing
- Mixed climbing
- Trail running
- Off-road biking
- Cross-country skiing
- Randonee Skiing
- Telemark skiing
Including coverage of nutritional requirements and environmental demands, The Outdoor Athlete is simply the most comprehensive resource available for outdoor adventurists. If you love the outdoors, you need The Outdoor Athlete.
Table of ContentsPart I Foundation for Outdoor Fitness
Chapter 1. Principles of Training
Chapter 2. Fitness Assessment and Adaptation
Chapter 3. Increasing Endurance
Chapter 4. Maximizing Strength
Chapter 5. Fueling for Outdoor Pursuits
Chapter 6. Overcoming Environmental Challenges
Part II Conditioning for Specific Activities
Chapter 7. Hiking, Trekking, and Backpacking
Chapter 8. Alpine Scrambling and Mountaineering
Chapter 9. Rock and Ice Climbing
Chapter 10. Trail Running
Chapter 11. Off-Road Biking
Chapter 12. Canoeing, Kayaking, and Rafting
Chapter 13. Snowshoeing, Cross-Country Skiing, and Backcountry Skiing
Part III Exercises for Peak Performance
Chapter 14. Flexibility and Mobility
Chapter 15. Body Stabilization and Support
Chapter 16. Strength
"Courtenay and Doug Schurman have a training approach that touches outdoor athletes at all levels. Conditioning is paramount to being safe and prepared, and they are clearly experts."
"In the outdoor field, the Schurmans are well known personal trainers for outdoor enthusiasts. In The Outdoor Athlete, they share their experiences to prepare you for the adventures and challenges you once thought were out of reach."
Director of Programs
Alpine Ascents International
"This is the ultimate training guide for athletes looking to improve their performance in outdoor wilderness-type sports."
Editor, Rocky Mountain Sports
Contributing Editor, Gen-A
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