Originally Posted by KingGrump
It's nice to have strength, but proper technique, tactic & timing will affect endurance more.
I am by no means muscular. When not injured (which I am right now...freak ski fall, after running a GS course I inadvertently skied into untracked snow with a layer of ice beneath and got slapped down immediately, if not sooner. Landed a direct hit on my right shoulder) I play tennis 5 days a week and mostly singles. I am 64 in May, and mostly ski on a 188cm 30.5 Meter Atomic D2 FIS Race Stock GS ski.
Technique........ Tactic......timing..........finesse! I know how to turn 'em with minimal effort! No brute strength necessary. In fact back in the straight ski days, one of my buddies who was a damn good skier, by the way, could never ever beat me in a race course. He worked out, lifted ...was basically an animal in the gym with a stupid high pain tolerance! Actually, I play a guy in tennis now very often who works out like a fiend. His calves look like footballs and he is an absolute animal lifting, working out and running a crazy cable line here. He also runs stairs backwards!
He also clinches the shit out of his racquet and attempts to swing and hit the ball as hard as he can.....Guess what! I am loose relaxed and use proper technique. He hits totally flat and I hit with much topspin! He rarely if ever beats me! All abolut technique and relaxed focus!
So Rod....ya just got this wrong. King Grump! Right on bro!
Edited by Atomicman - 4/5/16 at 10:07am