McCall is a master trainer and author of Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple.


Backpacking is all about endurance. “The legs are always working, even when you’re standing still,” McCall says. But hills happen, and climbing with a weighted pack, especially over tough terrain, requires bursts of power, too. Train to meet the challenge: low to moderate intensity, with a focus on high repetitions, to help the muscles become more efficient for long days on the

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