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Backpacking Training at Home: 5-minute Leg Workout

It’s time for a leg workout! When training at home, it can be hard to know exactly what to do with your leg workout. It is especially hard for all the backpackers and hikers out there who probably don’t have a background in strength and conditioning, but still need to maintain strong legs. To help everyone out, I will be creating some super-simple workouts for training at home. The workouts will need minimal to no equipment. The process is simple: Organize your training space.Set a timer for 30-second intervals.Perform exercises 1-5 in order for 30-seconds each.When the timer goes off,…

Virtual Hike: Hike Hobart Tasmania from Home

Join me and Fjallraven Australia as hike Hobart, Tasmania, in search of the best view of Hobart City from my area. For this backpacking day-trip, I took my trusty Kaipak 38l backpack which has come with me all over the world. It pays to stay hiking-fit so that when the mood strikes I can just grab my pack and wander into the woods (because living in Tasmania means that this happens all the time)! Coach Josh WoodCoach Josh Wood is a personal trainer and backpacking coach who lives in Hobart, Tasmania. Working as a Wilderness Guide in Tasmania, he noticed…
The Training Grounds

Backpacking Training at Home 1: 5-minute Core Workout

When training at home, it can be hard to know exactly what to do with your workout. It is especially hard for all the backpackers and hikers out there who probably don’t have a background in strength and conditioning. To help everyone out, I will be creating some super-simple workouts for training at home. The workouts will need minimal to no equipment. The process is simple: Organize your training space.Set a timer for 30-second intervals.Perform exercises 1-5 in order for 30-seconds each.When the timer goes off, switch to the next exercise.Once you complete one round, start at the beginning again.…
Backpacking to Naamche Bazaar in Nepal

Backpacking Adventures from Home: Ideas for Your Next Backpacking Trip

It seems like we all have extra time on our hands. This is the perfect time to relax, recuperate, and PLAN your next backpacking trip! I am always working on the logistics of my next hike, trek, or backpacking trip. Sometimes, it is hard to figure out where you want to go, and what you want to do. This is why I have created my Adventure Playlist on YouTube. This playlist features some of my favourite backpacking and hiking adventures. Highlights include: Frenchmans Cap, Tasmania; Mt Field, Tasmania; Denali National Park, Alaska. Coming soon: Three Passes Trek, Nepal. While your…
Coronavirus wont stop Tasmania

Doing My Part: COVID19 Specials

It’s a tough time for everyone because of the myriad effects of COVID19 . It is particularly hard for those who thrive off of routine and a regular schedule to maintain their healthy habits. I know it isn’t much, but for the duration of the Coronavirus Pandemic, I will endeavour to produce as much helpful content as I am able and make coaching as accessible as I can. For example, I recently published over 60 free exercise videos for training at home (or the gym). I am also planning on releasing more adventure content over the coming weeks to help…
An ideal homegym set up

Workout Ideas for Training at Home (or the Gym)

People always ask me how best to perform certain exercises. When training at home it can be difficult for me to explain or demonstrate how to perform your workout properly. This is why I have been working on a movement library! This YouTube playlist contains dozens of exercise variations that can be used when training at home or the gym, and can be performed with a variety of equipment! The main reason I have put together all of these exercise demonstrations is for the purpose of my online coaching. With each program comes links for video demonstrations. That way my…
The Tarkine

Packing for an Adventure: General Packing List

Tips on Packing for a Backpacking Trip + Packing List Download One of the questions I get asked most is: How do I pack for a backpacking trip? Getting out of your comfort zone and seeking adventure is all part of the Wild Living Blueprint. Stepping out your front door takes risk, but with risk comes the chance of great reward. Proper preparation will go a long way towards your success. This is a huge topic for discussion, and I am going to try to simplify it for you. Below are some packing examples and a backpacking trip itinerary for…

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