So, for motivational purposes check out this video from the great Ross Enamait
Ross explains what he is doing - and why in an article here, but you will note the functional and explosive movements that we have discussed previously on this blog.
You might also be interested in a couple of posts over on Hillfit.com
I have tried to apply a lot of the principles that we have looked at in this blog to develop a training routine for recreational hillwalkers / hikers.
One post describes a typical week's training and one looks at suggestions for a woman with sore knees who wants to get fitter and doesn't enjoy running.