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When do you start you Ski Season Conditioning Program?

post #1 of 29
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With Ski Season about 100 days away... when do you guys/gals start to really hit the conditioning program for ski season..?

 

I keep fit all year round, 4 days with the trainer, but around April I dial my training back, but come August we start to hit the legs and core pretty hard.

post #2 of 29

ive quit drinking a 6 pack of Old Chub everynight. Now just vodka or a bottle of wine.

 

actually counting calories...

 

 

Been thinking about the gym. but thats it. Doing some hike to fishing.

post #3 of 29

WC68, quitting the 6ixer of Old Chub was probably a very good idea, too much of one thing lacks versatility. 

 

Might i suggest beer flights, just to stay somewhat in shape for ski season. My preferred flight starts with a 10 fidy. Usually i like to chase that with an Old Chub, followed by a Dale's pale ale. The next stage is kind of tricky i like to get away from top fermented so it's a big decision between lager or a pilsner of your choice. I find the variety of a flight of beer on a regular basis builds endurance for the upcoming season and tolerance for different styles of beer.

post #4 of 29
Since I enjoy activities year 'round, nothing "extra" is needed. I won't even think about preping the gear till Thanksgiving
post #5 of 29
OB is now making nifty 12 packs, with 4 each of OC, DPA, and LYP...very good for cross training.
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WC68, quitting the 6ixer of Old Chub was probably a very good idea, too much of one thing lacks versatility. 

Might i suggest beer flights, just to stay somewhat in shape for ski season. My preferred flight starts with a 10 fidy. Usually i like to chase that with an Old Chub, followed by a Dale's pale ale. The next stage is kind of tricky i like to get away from top fermented so it's a big decision between lager or a pilsner of your choice. I find the variety of a flight of beer on a regular basis builds endurance for the upcoming season and tolerance for different styles of beer.
post #6 of 29
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Might i suggest beer flights, just to stay somewhat in shape for ski season. My preferred flight starts with a 10 fidy. Usually i like to chase that with an Old Chub, followed by a Dale's pale ale. The next stage is kind of tricky i like to get away from top fermented so it's a big decision between lager or a pilsner of your choice. I find the variety of a flight of beer on a regular basis builds endurance for the upcoming season and tolerance for different styles of beer.

 

Do you want to put in a microcycle of brandy, sometime after you have your base beer flight work in?    Should dovetail in nicely with trail work and Jack Frost...

post #7 of 29

I coach (or assist coach) my son's fall soccer teams.  I get a pretty good workout a couple times a week running in drills and playing against the kids.  Also try to wear some leg weights around all day and do sit ups and push ups a couple days a week in November and/or December.

post #8 of 29

On opening day when I hit the slopes....

post #9 of 29

If I get a really heavy quilt, does rolling over in bed count as core work?

post #10 of 29
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If I get a really heavy quilt, does rolling over in bed count as core work?
(Too easy to pass up)
That depends on what other activity you engage in while in the bed. Some people have a once a week workout for maybe 15 minutes. I recommend daily vigorous activity, for at least 30 minutes but sometimes hours and hours.
post #11 of 29
30 minutes? Might as well try an Ironman.
post #12 of 29
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Do you want to put in a microcycle of brandy, sometime after you have your base beer flight work in?    Should dovetail in nicely with trail work and Jack Frost...

 

I see what you are saying..........................

 

I did start some conditioning, pushups, crunches, stretching right after Mother's Day.

post #13 of 29
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Might as well try an Ironman.

 

not my speed (not that there's anything wrong with that).

 

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I did start some conditioning, pushups, crunches, stretching right after Mother's Day.

 

Good grief.   I hope you stopped immediately.    That can make a serious dent in one's beery fitness.    I'm not even going to mention injury syndromes like  flatitis.

post #14 of 29

Seriously, I have lost 12 lbs so far, but have 25lbs to goeek.gif  I really let myself go over the last few years, but I am determined to be in great shape come December.  I can already feel a big difference when I surf.

post #15 of 29

Last few years I gain 10-15 lbs over the summer and drop it during ski season.  This year I'm keeping it off and hoping to really trim out during the season.  I hike mountains, small, medium, big, doesn't matter.

 

This was last weekend's ski conditioning exercise in N. AZ:

 

post #16 of 29

I just get further out of shape; it makes it easier to get "runner's high".

 

Today for example, I was able to achieve that euphoric exhausted feeling after only 10 Kata.

post #17 of 29
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I just get further out of shape; it makes it easier to get "runner's high".

 

Today for example, I was able to achieve that euphoric exhausted feeling after only 10 Kata.

 

like this?  

(http://thesummerjanuaries.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/elviskarate.jpg)

post #18 of 29

closer to this, but not exactly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03uJp-G-u_U

post #19 of 29

April 6th this year.  9-11 workouts/week.

post #20 of 29

Currently training Jiu Jitsu 5 times a week. So overall conditioning is actually great. No better excersize than fighting for your life. In September I'll add in a couple of stepmill sessions a week.
 

post #21 of 29

Iriponsnow has a great thread that gives video for the Drill of the Day so you stay in condition for ski season. 

http://www.epicski.com/t/103984/epicski-drill-of-the-day

post #22 of 29

I am using a few of those Trekchick. I like that a lot of them don't require much in the way of equipment.

post #23 of 29
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Originally Posted by parkmonkey View Post

With Ski Season about 100 days away... when do you guys/gals start to really hit the conditioning program for ski season..?

 

I keep fit all year round, 4 days with the trainer, but around April I dial my training back, but come August we start to hit the legs and core pretty hard.

 

Right about now is when I usually realize that I've been off skis for 4 months and my bad knee still hurts 24 hours a day, then start wondering if the 4 months I have left to heal is going to be enough for it to hurt less, or if I should try to squeeze in another quickie surgery.  That's about all the conditioning I can take.

post #24 of 29

I checked with SouthWest for some early December fares yesterday, then I went and worked on my tan.

 

Never out of shape living in Florida, may do some curls this afternoon. TGIF

post #25 of 29

I go to work.

post #26 of 29
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I go to work.

There is brilliance in this response to the OP

 

Yes, let’s “go to work” 

 

PS.  Snow in our mountains tomorrow  biggrin.gif

post #27 of 29

Does thinking about exercising count? Cuz that's about all the further I've gotten.

post #28 of 29
doing it a bit now but in general they're to start in sept, progressing each month (for 3 mo). will be starting ice skating next month too (sept) best of all, my weight is down 20+ lb!!! woo hoo...20-25lb more to go over the next 5 months. thanks, trekchick, for those links btw
Edited by canali - 8/7/13 at 5:15pm
post #29 of 29

Daily 5k's wearing plates, 6 mags, and a pistol... I'm currently down to a sub 9 minute mile. Quite the workout. Swim 2-3 times a week (fetch the cinder block off the dock once a week), and the weekly 9-12 mile hike in the Whites.

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