As we enter the pre-season phase of training, we start to see activities that more closely mimic those of our sport. In the specific case of backcountry athletes, that activity is hiking and rucking.
Time in the gym is going to drop down to 3 days per week, landing on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. These sessions will be short and intense with the intention of maintaining the strength we’ve built and replacing the intensity we lose by switching out running for hiking and rucking. Gym sessions will lean heavily on the CrossFit methodology of short, intense workouts. Expect all of your gym sessions to take less than an hour to complete.
If you haven’t already been on the trails, now is the time to start building that mileage. We will start easy and reserve our weekends for tougher, more “event style” efforts. This is what I’m sure many of you have been waiting for – the chance to see if all your hard work in the gym is going to show improvements in the mountains.

Back squat @20X1 5-5-5-5-5-5
*Starting with a light weight, build over the course of 6 sets, working to a heavy set of 5 for the day
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5 Rounds for time:
10 steps walking lunge with kettlebell
10 kettlebell swings
10 push-ups
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