Strong legs make for a strong hiker and, let’s face it, a more fun time: It’s easier to focus on the scenery, the wildlife, and your hiking partners when you can think about anything other than how badly your legs are screaming. These six lower-body-focused workouts will help you go further, faster, and pain-free. Mix them into your weekly routine so you can crush trail.
A little out of shape? No worries: These exercises are perfect for early-season workouts and will take you from couch to trailhead-ready. Pro tip: Follow the recovery advice to make sure you’re ready to go the next day.