Originally Posted by R. Alan Hester
As per Shaul's advice, I have been doing weighted step-ups in preparation for my Peru hiking trip (usually sets of 50 on 24" box with weight vest). And, yes, they are boring, so I have them as part of a circuit and listen to books on tape while working out.
Ditto that...the other day rounds of 400m run and 50 stepupsw/45# pack ....the stepups weren't even hard it was just mind numbing and I did keep messing up my count when I was switching between left and right.
"And for crying out loud. Don't go into the pain cave. I can't stress this enough. Your Totem Animal won't be in there to help you. You'll be on your own. The Pain Cave is for cowards.
Pain is your companion, don't go hide from it."