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I'm 6'5" and now 280...

185 is just right then 

post #62 of 65
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I hired a personal trainer on Monday and joined a local gym. My first workout was on Wednesday and seemed pretty easy at first. After an hour I was dyin' here and found out how little that Total Gym was helping me all last year. I sold it yesterday and won't look back. My trainer in focusing on flexibility and core and quads and range of motion stuff. Man, I learned a lesson here...

post #63 of 65
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I hired a personal trainer on Monday and joined a local gym. My first workout was on Wednesday and seemed pretty easy at first. After an hour I was dyin' here and found out how little that Total Gym was helping me all last year. I sold it yesterday and won't look back. My trainer in focusing on flexibility and core and quads and range of motion stuff. Man, I learned a lesson here...

Good for you!  You want to exercise in a smart way.  More is not necessarily better.

 

Does your trainer ski?  Mine does not, however she is very willing to research and learn about the exercises that are more relevant to skiing.  For example, stuff in these threads:

 

http://epicski.onthesnow.com/t/121975/acl-training-injury-prevention-exercises

http://epicski.onthesnow.com/t/122083/torn-acl-ruptured-mcl-chose-no-surgery-option

 

I never thought I would want to pay for a personal trainer after completing knee rehab last fall.  Got lucky and really liked the gym and trainer I found.  Managed to work with her 12 weeks in a row between the end of ski season and the beginning of summer travels.  Did that ever make a difference!  Now I consider working with a personal trainer a great investment in long term health.  I like skiing enough so that being able to ski harder and longer is the perfect incentive to keep up conditioning all year long.  Being retired, I have the time so why not?

post #64 of 65
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Well, I finally went skiing again last week with my new body and equipment. I took another lesson at Homewood, Tahoe and could not be more pleased. I progressed nicely and did not fall once. I did have to quit early because my new boots lit my toes on fire. I took them back to the folks at Any Mountain in Roseville, CA where Dennis worked on them. I picked them up this morning and could not be more pleased with the improvement. He upgraded the foot bed and stretched out the liner and shell in the toe area. I can actually wiggle my toes now. What a relief. Next Tuesday I am signed up for a private lesson and we'll see... Remember: quads and core and range of motion exercises rule!

post #65 of 65
This is great to hear, if you feel up to it come to the gathering at the end of the month
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