Staying in Thru-Hiking Shape During the Offseason: Kettlebell Training with Lint

Only a handful of people on this earth have more hiking experience than Lint. He’s hiked the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and Continental Divide Trail three times each, known otherwise as a Triple Triple Crowner. So when he says that kettlebells are the ultimate thru-hiking training tool, you should listen.

In the following video, Lint walks (pun intended) us through a handful of his favorite kettlebell exercises, including the goblet squat, single-leg deadlift, figure-eight lunge, halo, clean and press, and the classic kettlebell swing.

TL; DR: These single-device workouts are an effective way to keep yourself strong when you don’t have the time or access to get out on the trail.

Be sure to subscribe to Lint’s YouTube account and check out his personal site.


Affiliate Disclosure

This website contains affiliate links, which means The Trek may receive a percentage of any product or service you purchase using the links in the articles or advertisements. The buyer pays the same price as they would otherwise, and your purchase helps to support The Trek's ongoing goal to serve you quality backpacking advice and information. Thanks for your support!

To learn more, please visit the About This Site page.

What Do You Think?