12 Resources For At-Home Mountain Fitness Training
We might be missing outdoor activities right now, but the good news is there have never been so many great resources for how to stay in shape in the meantime. Whether your jam is climbing, skiing, running or even mountain biking, pros have put together instructions for at-home workouts you can do with little or no equipment.
So whether you’re concerned about losing finger strength or fast-twitch muscle fitness, check out these DIY workouts. (We’ve even included directions for building your own hangboard, in case, like me, you tried to order rock rings only to find your local shop closed and REI sold out.)
BODYWEIGHT EXERCISES FOR RUNNERS
This slideshow from Runner’s world gives great visual instructions for the best bodyweight exercises to stay in shape for running.
BODYWEIGHT EXERCISES FOR SKIERS
If you’re not giving up hope for some late-spring/early summer backcountry ski days, this series of bodyweight exercises for skiing will keep you strong for harvesting the corn.
NO-EQUIPMENT MTB TRAINING
It is not impossible to train for mountain biking at home–without even a trainer or stationary bike. This awesome story and video from Outside features Braydon Bringhurst’s power and agility exercises for staying bunny-hop and gap-jump ready.
CLIMBING TRAINING AT HOME
- Planet Granite is live streaming climbing-oriented classes on Facebook!
- Don’t have a hangboard? Here’s how to gain finger strength without a hangboard.
- Want to build your own hangboard? Here’s how to build a very simple DIY hangboard.
- Or, if you want to get fancy, here’s some inspiration from a pretty sweet DIY wooden hangboard design.
- This routine in Outside Magazine comes from a climber, exercise scientist and strength and conditioning specialist, and is perfect for climbing strength training at home.
- From Climbing Magazine’s skills department:
7 Ways To Secretly Train For Climbing Anywhere
How To Improve Hand Jam Strength For Roof Cracks
How To Train For Climbing In A Non-Climbing Gym
- And, there’s also an app for that: Boulder Trainer.