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As we all know, the 2014-2015 ski season is rapidly approaching. I'm curious to know what, if anything, everyone has been doing to stay conditioned for the upcoming season. I think at one point or another we have all been on that last run of the day and had a "near miss" due to exhaustion. Just curious as to different folks' workouts this offseason and if they've noticed a marked difference in stamina levels etc. My workout has consisted of Interval running combined with long distance running on a treadmill, interval biking, planks, lunges, wall sits, lap swimming, and high elevation hiking. Mostly cardio based to increase stamina, but also focusing on calf, thigh, and general leg and core strength. Also I've done this:



:D:D:DWhat has everyone else been up to?









 

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I did absolutely nothing when ski season ended, except carry beer up to my 4th floor apt. until about a month or two ago.  Then I started doing Katas.  I do six of em, Naihanchin, Nijushiho, Sankakutobi, Basai, and Saisan.  One each day, a dozen times.  Basai gives my legs a good work out.  I had started doing a few pushups, but my shoulder injury started acting up (I've got to stop skiing on it :nono:).

 

Seems to be working.  I attended Heavy MTL a couple of weeks ago and was able jump up and down in the mosh pits for a fairly long time without ill effect, but maybe that was due to the Smirnoff and Monster Energy drink.

 

Edit: I also do a bit of canoeing, swiming and bicycling.

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Mountain biking. Have hit a whole new level of fitness this summer and my downhill brain is sharp as hell right now.
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I work shaping trees, mowing, cutting firewood, clearing brush, fixing roadways, etc. on my Christmas tree farm.

 

You asked for pictures.  Here it is, though not today, this is a file photo.

 

biglaketrees.com

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I mountain bike 8-10 hours per week, hike w 40 lbs 3 hours a week, and lift weights once a week for legs, twice a week upper body a and cure.starting in october, I lift three times a week for legs,very heavy weights. I need to add some plyometrics in november.
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