Originally Posted by lerops
I have neglected my exercises for some time. Got through some skiing this winter, and it was a pretty good season for me after taking a few seasons very slowly with a new baby. But I'd like to get in great shape and keep it going forward. Obviously for skiing, but also more broadly.
The problem is I don't know where to start. I'd like to set goals and establish a program for myself and keep at it.
Where do I start?
Thank you very much in advance!
Ultimately it depends on where you are starting, what you are comfortable doing and how motivated you are to reach your goals. I don't think you should try to get in shape for skiing. I think you should try to get in great shape for your life and if you do it correctly, your skiing will benefit. Focus on a whole body workout that covers strength, cardio, flexibility, range of motions and endurance from head to toe and you'll be in great shape for skiing.
What works for me, with emphasis on me, is currently I'm doing Yoga and can't tell you how much it has helped me with my ROM, flexibility, and strength. Not so much for cardio so I do need to add that back in. I started another thread about that here http://www.epicski.com/t/128148/first-yoga-class-starting-when-over-50
Have fun and stay at it.