Originally Posted by Etool
I will not tell you I don't get winded on long steep climbs, but I do a hell of a lot better then the guys who don't do squat.
Speaking of squats...
I am a former Navy Rescue Swimmer so I am sort of used to staying in shape even if I have been out for 20 years this month (Time flies). I triathlon train, including specific hill training on bike and running. In the off season I do a lot of crossfit-like training mixed in. Tababa squat-jumps, body weight squats, pushups, pullups, ab circuit, box jumps, medicine ball squat thrusts, and burpees or 8 count bodybuilders.
I still suck wind for the first few days at altitude but I acclimate quickly and manage ok.
This year I am going to start hiking hills around here (Texas Hill Country) with a weighted pack to get ready for high country muley hunting in South Central Wyoming.