I’ve got about two more months before I leave on my epic world adventure. I’m in fairly decent shape, but I want to make sure I’m in excellent shape before I go.
I’ll be traveling solely by ground transportation. That’s buses, ferries, trains and cars (hitchhiking). Since I’m going to be carrying everything on my back for 3 months straight, I need to be in great shape to make sure I don’t get worn out just from carrying my gear.
For the past month I’ve been hiking more than usual. I usually hike once or twice a week, but I’ve bumped that up to three or four times a week. I’m also going on longer hikes to build up my stamina.
Instead of hiking with only a bottle of water or small bag, I’m hiking with the large backpack I’ll be using on my trip. I’m adding a little more weight to it with each hike to build up my strength and endurance.
I don’t usually take supplements, but since I’m short on time and want to get as lean as possible before I go, I started taking some fat burners (I like the ones from this website). I’m not fat by any means, but they help speed up my metabolism and give me an energy boost, both of which help me get as lean and fit as possible in a short period of time.
In addition to hiking and stamina-building, I’m also doing lots of core exercises daily. I try to alternate between crunches, planks and kettlebell routines to get more core muscles super strong. They’ll help with my balance and stability on my travels.