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post #61 of 65

just got Ski magazine 2015 Buyer's Guide . . . want to be geared up by Halloween,

and cross-training - hiking - starting to pick up but . . .

so . . .

No, not yet . . .

post #62 of 65

Found a blog entry that Lito T-F wrote in 2008 that makes a lot of sense to me as an older skier who only started doing deliberate ski conditioning after a knee injury.

 

Lito was in his late 60s then.  Mentioned dancing and Tai Chi as good ways to enhance "coordination."  Put strength last on the list.  Noted that making sure hamstrings are strong is an important in terms of protecting knees from ACL injuries.

 

http://www.breakthroughonskis.com/Pages/_ski_instruction/instruction49.html

post #63 of 65

I love reading Lito's stuff.  Good blog post, that.  

post #64 of 65
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Found a blog entry that Lito T-F wrote in 2008 that makes a lot of sense to me as an older skier who only started doing deliberate ski conditioning after a knee injury.

 

Lito was in his late 60s then.  Mentioned dancing and Tai Chi as good ways to enhance "coordination."  Put strength last on the list.  Noted that making sure hamstrings are strong is an important in terms of protecting knees from ACL injuries.

 

http://www.breakthroughonskis.com/Pages/_ski_instruction/instruction49.html

 

Thanks, Lito's post was great.

post #65 of 65

I use cut 4 x 4 s of varying lengths - scrap pieces anywhere from 2 foot long to 10 inches and make a curved path -

balance and carry your poles for a light arm workouit cross-training . . . fwiw 

 

http://www.breakthroughonskis.com/Pages/_ski_instruction/instruction49.html

 

finding a 2-by-4 stud (that’s an almost 8 foot long piece of 2x4 wood, the standard building material of American house construction) and placing it flat on the ground on your driveway for example. Place the 2x4 on its wide side, and then practice balancing on it, walking on it, from one end to the other, then turn around, without stepping off the board, and repeat, end to end, and back, and forth. Yes it’s a little like tightrope or slack-rope walking, but easier, and much safer. Still you will feel your hans raise and spread to either side (as in skiing). You will feel a myriad of small balance adjustments throughout your body, from the feet up (as in skiing). And your balance will improve. When this walking and balancing on the fat side of the 2x4 becomes easy, you can try setting that stud on its narrow side, and walking and balancing on it that way. Significantly harder but still so close to the ground that it shouldn’t be dangerous. (You might want to do this on a flat bit of lawn rather than a cement driveway because eventually you will make a little mistake and “fall off the two by four” even if it’s only a few inches. Your balance will continue to improve and it really is fun.

 

I use cut 4 x 4 s of varying lengths - scrap pieces anywhere from 2 foot long to 10 inches and make a curved path -

balance and carry your poles for a light arm workouit cross-training . . . fwiw 

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