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post #31 of 52
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ya she sits on a bike for so long 

 

The (admittedly shot in summer) video I saw said "3 hours on the bike".    I didn't really think that was all that significant.  2100, 2500 calories tops?  th_dunno-1[1].gif

 

Now, if she was to flip the NDS crankarm over 180 degrees...

post #32 of 52

Been kind of a slug this Summer.  Down to about 5 hours a week and nothing as strenuous as most years.  More balance oriented stuff than most years though.  No excuses, just a move.

 

Oh, I am going to pay.

post #33 of 52

hey it's quality over quantity (time) and I'm still not in game ready shape.  Can't wait to ski but also know I'm lagging.

post #34 of 52

Quality over quantity is def the rule as the phsio keeps telling me, I just lose my head and forget that quite alot!!!

 

Finndog you'll prob know how I'm feeling right now but...  BTW how are you getting on?  Hope things are coming together.

 

I'm at about 3 hours a day right now but then I am rehabbing post injury (the dreaded ACL and Meniscus surgery).  I feel like a hamster in a running wheel going round and round in circles.  Its pretty exhausting on top of a full days work and trying to have a life but hopefully worth it in the end!

 

5 mornings a week I'm doing 45mins - 1 hr core and balance work - sit ups planks wobble board squats and 1 legged squats on wobble cushion.

21/2 - 3 days a week I cycle to work and back - 25miles a day

1 day a week a longer ride - 50ish miles

3 days a week weights at gym (legs and core w/balance)

1 day a week run - up to 5 miles now.

1 day rest and eat Sunday Roast!

 

Now I've written it in a list I think I'm probably overdoing it and I have illustrated my 1st comment.   that explains why I'm sick and tired of knee injuries and rehab and the whole caboodle.  BUT the knee feels good, strong and I can feel a massive difference from all this!

 

Once winter kicks in it gets much harder.  Last year I did manage to maintain wobble board and core stuff through the winter but no cycling or rest/recovery which massively contributed to reinjuring my knee.

This year I have a turbo trainer to keep ticking over on, and will remember to rest.

post #35 of 52

FKNA! GOOD JOB!  icon14.gif

post #36 of 52

how are you getting on?  I see the dr again next week but I don't think he'll let me ski again yet.  Which means my job goes out the pan.  Finding it pretty tough to keep motivated right now I have to admit.

post #37 of 52

Spinning for 1 hour in gym twice a week.

 

Road cycling 1 - 2 week (25 to 50 miles)

 

Power Yoga twice a week.

post #38 of 52

Daily goal...6 days/wk

 

1 hour P90X

15 minutes ab ripper

15 minutes Skiers Edge

15 minutes stationary bike

15+ minute run-2 miles, some days w/stop & sprint

 

2 16 oz 50% leafy green 50% fruit smoothies

2 meals chicken or fish with veggies, sometimes beef

 

No milk

No processed food

No refined sugar

 

1 gallon+- water

 

Have yet to get a full week in under this routine, but getting there.

post #39 of 52

if I may ask, why no milk??

post #40 of 52
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if I may ask, why no milk??

 

jzamp,

 

Partly because I like it so much and partly because it has stuff in it like hormones and antibiotics.

 

Not a big deal. I've been drinking it all my life and wanted to see how I feel without it.

 

post #41 of 52
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if I may ask, why no milk??

http://www.paleoplan.com/2011/12-07/dairy-is-not-paleo/

post #42 of 52
post #43 of 52
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Originally Posted by Snowfan View Post

 

jzamp,

 

Partly because I like it so much and partly because it has stuff in it like hormones and antibiotics.

 

Not a big deal. I've been drinking it all my life and wanted to see how I feel without it.

 

It's almost impossible not to eat something with hormones and antibiotics in it... so sad.
As far as milk i have to say I do find differences between US and European milk, the US one makes me sick...
So i was just wondering if it was because of intolerance or some specific diet.
Thanks.

post #44 of 52

I manage a cattle ranch, a cow-calf operation.  I have seen how well it puts weight on the calves and figured it might be a good idea to cut it out if I want to lose a few pounds.biggrin.gif

post #45 of 52

loose weight? have you not read this thread?
http://www.epicski.com/t/111534/why-cant-kids-beat-adults-in-the-same-race
weight is everything! biggrin.gif

post #46 of 52

I skied for many years weighing 210-220.  A few years ago I lost 60 pounds and it made skiing really fun.  I have better aero and a softer edge when light and that equates to better times racing.   For my mediocre skill level, lighter is faster, without doubt.  

post #47 of 52

I ride my bike to school 4 days a week, I do 150 pushups, 3 times a week, 10 minutes of stretching everyday.

 

 

I am not ready for ski season...

post #48 of 52
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Originally Posted by loboskis View Post

Generally 5-7 hours.

But it is the quality & the intensity that is important.

As well as RECOVERY/REST/DIET

Here you have it folks!

post #49 of 52
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Originally Posted by cantunamunch View Post

 

The (admittedly shot in summer) video I saw said "3 hours on the bike".    I didn't really think that was all that significant.  2100, 2500 calories tops?  th_dunno-1%5B1%5D.gif

 

Now, if she was to flip the NDS crankarm over 180 degrees...

Though the US in some ways jumped on the Austrian bandwagon in terms of spinning, some of the Austrians are doing a bit more, up to 5 hours a day. 

 

In terms of Snowfan's point about weight loss, that's also a good one to bear in mind.  I notice changes in weight most in surfing, but snow sports are not far behind.  That includes putting on upper body weight -- toned and lean is a lot better than bigger shoulder and arms. 

 

One change that hadn't occurred to me before is I'm more likely to consciously do things that mimic ski/ride movements in-season, say do some tele turns on roller skis, etc.

post #50 of 52

3-5 hrs a week at this time of year - the "in between" season. I do 3 1-hour sessions at the gym that include stretching, rolling, plyos, weights and some intervals. I will typically add 1 to 2 hikes, bike rides, or trail runs as well, time permitting. I also spend my days setting up and putting weights away, and demonstrating exercises for my clients, so probably get a bit of residual work in there as well. This has been my approach the past few years and it has served me well.

 

Every year I judge my pre-season training based on how well the first day on snow goes, and then the first weekend trip. No soreness during or the next day means I prepared adequately.  

 

If I had more time, I'd do a bit more, but not much. In fact if I was going to change anything in my pre-season prep, I'd start working a bit less and getting more sleep. 

 

Elsbeth

post #51 of 52

Summer workout mainly consists of approx. 5 hrs. a week of high-speed dog walking with some interval running. It is warm in SoFLA, so it is early in the day.

One two-hour yoga session, non-impac,t long position holds for max. flexibilty. It saved my right knee this past april in a horrible ski crash, pre-release at speed.

 

This time of year I go hard on the MT.bike and run 6-mile high-speed street loops every other day ( 25-mins) and one two-hour single-track session a week. I back off the single-track this time of year to avoid injuries.

 

So on average the routines combined works out to about an hour+ a day.

 

PS Spearfishing keeps me young!beercheer.gif Does that count?

post #52 of 52
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PS Spearfishing keeps me young!beercheer.gif Does that count?

For sure. 

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