This ebook looks great - from New Zealander Chris Highcock of Conditioning Research -
Hillfit: Strength – the missing element in your training | Fitness for Hillwalking, Hiking and Backpacking In NZ bushwalking/hiking is called Tramping.

* Why fitness is the ultimate piece of hillwalking kit
* How getting stronger can give you more enjoyment from your time in the outdoors
* How to train if you canít get to a gym
* Why simple training is the best option
* How strength makes everything easier, even walking
* Why stronger muscles are more efficient
* Why being stronger makes you less likely to get injured, making each walk safer
* How strength training can make you healthier: fight the effects of ageing & burn body fat
* Why strength training will give you stronger bones
* How flexibility is built on strong muscles rather than stretching
* Why balance is vital to walking and how it relies on strength
* How strength training can give you improved cardiovascular fitness without boring hours on the treadmill
* The simple principles that make muscles stronger
* The reasons why not every activity should qualify as exercise
* Why you still need develop skills as a walker
* How exercise in the outdoors can banish depression
* Key techniques to make every exercise more effective, even the humble pushup
* How to choose safe and effective moves that the minimise the injury risk of training, leaving you fit for the hills
* A simple routine of exercise, with harder options to try as you get stronger, that you can start to apply right now
* Why you should not stretch before exercise and what you should do to warm up instead.