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post #61 of 74
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Originally Posted by rod9301 View Post

For you guys still skiing, how many lift weights for your legs, leg press, and how heavy?

 

“When I feel like exercising,” he says, “I just lie down until the feeling goes away" usually attributed to the gay icon Oscar Wilde but turns out to be older.

 

I live on a sailboat in the Caribbean and swim on a regular basis. For the two weeks before I leave I make a point of doing two or three laps of the boat every morning.

 

Swimming is non weight bearing exercise which is important as far as one of my knees is concerned.

post #62 of 74

I was at a tele event this weekend. One of the participants is an adaptive instructor mostly guiding upper level blind skiers and I don't think he has been on alpine skis since I helped him learn to tele 12 years ago. He also hikes the long trail and parts of the AT every year. He is 77 now and says as long as you don't sit down there is no reason to not make it well into your 80s.  

post #63 of 74

As positive and up-beat as it may sound, I'm afraid that the mantra that "as long as you don't stop, you'll keep going" is only true until you no longer can stand the pain, supportive requirements, sacrifices, danger, etc.. Generally that can happen at any time, and just keep on keeping on won't change that.

post #64 of 74

That is what I took it to mean in the context of the conversation, sorry I wasn't clear about choosing to sit down, as opposed to being forced to sit down.

post #65 of 74
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Originally Posted by Paul Lutes View Post
 

As positive and up-beat as it may sound, I'm afraid that the mantra that "as long as you don't stop, you'll keep going" is only true until you no longer can stand the pain, supportive requirements, sacrifices, danger, etc.. Generally that can happen at any time, and just keep on keeping on won't change that.

 

Ultimately we are pretty fragile vessels, with shelf lives TBD.

 

I think there's a lot of truth in Paul's post, yet many seem to bail into the recliner before the choice is made for them. Might as well have a gung ho attitude to carry you as far as possible. Age really is just a number.

 

Until it's not.

post #66 of 74

Probably an hour after I am dead, but i am being buried in my ski boots. 

post #67 of 74
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Originally Posted by rod9301 View Post

For you guys still skiing, how many lift weights for your legs, leg press, and how heavy?

None of the older folks having answered, I'll pitch in.  I'm about to turn 57 and do about 360 for 3 sets of 10 on leg press.  That's just to try and maintain some muscle.  For skiing, this past year I added supersets of unweighted squats, lunges and jump squats for six weeks leading up to first ski trip and between that and second ski trip.  My legs were great all through each day on the slopes, even by fourth consecutive day.

 

I'll post again in ten years to update on what someone in their late sixties is doing as far as weight workouts for legs. ;) 

post #68 of 74

My dad skied until he was 73, so I would hope to do it as long...but time will tell.

 

Anyone remember Elsa celebrating her 100th birthday skiing at Arapahoe Basin on Mother's Day?

 

http://www.summitdaily.com/news/6483695-113/bailey-ski-basin-elsa

post #69 of 74

DanoT mentioned the 85 yr old skier at Sun Peaks skiing for 85 days this season to raise awareness for the Adaptive Sports program. Here's a news article about that: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kamloops/nick-maika-to-ski-85-days-at-sun-peaks-to-celebrate-85th-birthday-1.3001556

 

I saw him at the top of Crystal Chair on the morning of Mar 18 - he was still looking super smooth on his turns on a blue run, in the howling wind, and in the fog. 

post #70 of 74
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None of the older folks having answered, I'll pitch in.  I'm about to turn 57 and do about 360 for 3 sets of 10 on leg press.  That's just to try and maintain some muscle.  For skiing, this past year I added supersets of unweighted squats, lunges and jump squats for six weeks leading up to first ski trip and between that and second ski trip.  My legs were great all through each day on the slopes, even by fourth consecutive day.

 

I'll post again in ten years to update on what someone in their late sixties is doing as far as weight workouts for legs. ;) 


A. 57 is only moderately old ;)

 

B. You are seriously mistaken in your estimation of other thread contributors' age

 

...but otherwise, keep up the good work!

post #71 of 74

The bad news is they are making it harder and harder to qualify for a senior discount.  The good news is we're still skiing and riding.

 

We haven't heard much lately from the wonderful older EpicSki member who this emoticon was developed to honor:

 :Ott

I hope he's ok.  The TRUTH IS our ability to ski can be taken away from us at any moment.  We can train and prepare with reasonable measures to extend our number of ski seasons, but it's all a gift.  Be grateful for what you have, spread the love, and wear a smile everyday you hit the slopes. :D 

post #72 of 74
Bachelor's senior discount is 117 yrs old. Heck I'm 1/2 way there.
post #73 of 74
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Originally Posted by TQA View Post
 

 

“When I feel like exercising,” he says, “I just lie down until the feeling goes away" usually attributed to the gay icon Oscar Wilde but turns out to be older.

 

I live on a sailboat in the Caribbean and swim on a regular basis. For the two weeks before I leave I make a point of doing two or three laps of the boat every morning.

 

Swimming is non weight bearing exercise which is important as far as one of my knees is concerned.

 

Just living on a sailboat is a workout in itself.:)
 
I do that as well as some resistance exercises, mostly with 15 & 20lb hand weights.   I also do some pilates type stuff and sit-ups, though not enough of either.  
 
My main exercise is mountain biking.  I get out 3-5 times a week starting in a few weeks and going at that rate until the time change in the fall.
 
I am 58...hope to ski to 70 and beyond.   I would say older but my family has a history of dying youngish.  Grandfather at 67, father at 72.  I eat better and exercise more than they did but I am not expecting to live into my 90's or anything.
post #74 of 74
Well Crank-let's hope you set the bar much higher for your future generations!
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