Trekking Tips You Need to Keep in Mind Thomas Salzano
Trekking Tips You Need to Keep in
Trekking is an extremely popular activity that lets
you take a break from the concrete jungles and
challenge your limits. Thomas Salzano, a New Jersey
based hairstylist, traveler, photographer and blogger
gives useful trekking tips for your next expedition.
Start Training Early
The sooner you start training for your trek, the better your
body will adapt to the rough terrains of the woods.
Strength, stamina and endurance are built gradually, so
start preparing early.
Choose Your Shoes
Different treks require different kinds of trekking shoes. Select the
right pair on the basis of the terrain, weather, temperature and
duration of your trek. Buy shoes somewhere around 6 hours after
you wake up so that your feet have expanded slightly. This way
you’ll get the right size. And break in your shoes, use them before
you actually go to the trek. Blisters now will lead to good trek in
future. Blisters during the trek are a bad experience, Salzano says.
Choose breathable and waterproof socks for trekking. They will help
you keep your feet dry and sweat-free for long.
Work Your Legs
Now this one, Thomas Salzano says, should be your prime focus. No
gear in this world will help you trek properly if your legs aren’t
strong. Run, jog, squat, lunge, and when possible, pistol squat.
This one should not have been here, remarks Salzano, but he
says he has seen many people underestimate the perils of not
hydrating enough. Drink water to compensate water loss
during trekking. The tougher the trek, the more water you
should drink. Mix electrolyte powder or get a Gatorade for
Practice Walking With Backpack
Spare clothes, food, drinks, etc. everything goes into the backpack.
So it is a good idea to figure out the right shoulder and chest strap
tightness. Wear your backpack on practice treks so that you know
how to adjust your weight distribution during final trek.
Invest In Walking Poles
Walking poles not only help you keep your feet planted firmly, they
also help in easing the load on your knees. Moreover, walking poles
also help in clearing vegetation off your path and aid in traversing the
When it comes to trekking, Thomas Salzano has many amazing tips to
share with people. Know more about choosing the right trekking shoe
in his other blog here. Have fun.
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