In July I will fly to Nepal and do the Annapurna Circuit. Its 3 weeks/ ~ 220 km of rather easy hiking (my first really long hike and also my first high hike with the highest point at 5500m)
I was wondering if anyone had some tips for me in order to minimize strength/muscle loss. Now, I am not at an incredibly high level, my lifts are around 120kg 1RM Squat, 155 Deadlift, 90 Benchpress. Still, it was hard work to get there.
My backpack will be pretty light, I don't need to carry a tent and I can also get food at the teahouses (the accommodation).
I was going to bring protein powder and milk powder to get some calories and protein, since I imagine most of the food there to be noodles and rice and stuff. Weight of the backpack is not an issue, so anything else you would take with you?
I didn't really know where to post this, but since I have gotten excellent information in the powerlifting section so far, I will just try it here!
All in all I will be traveling around 2 1/2 months. After Nepal I will head on to Thailand/Cambodia/Laos, I hope I will be able to find a gym there from time to time.
Any advice is appreciated!