Originally Posted by RicB
I can buy that Disski. I know I had a gal in my womens group who when we did paired, eyes closed skiing, kept falling to the same side. During our conversations, she divulged that her leg was shorter on this side. If I remeber right it was the left leg. Interesting stuff.
Recruitment patterns can be trained though, which is an important point. I found my skiing improved more from the foundational fitness I have achieved in the last two years than from other strength training. Later, RicB.
yes - the pilates/fitball/yoga classes I did with our sports institute & the work I did with one of their trainers in the gym (she trains xc-skiers) was very useful.
My point was simply that while soft tissue issues can be helped, the skeletal issues needed someone like a physio who understands what is "solvable" & who to refer to & what is a "need to do the best we can with it" issue.
They also can test & work around various problems. Like I find it very hard to relax a muscle - so it is difficult to stretch them. (try relaxing something when you have no idea if it is tense - tricky). The physio has custom "designed" special stretches that allow me to get stretches in required muscles. (arrgggh I hate the woman - i could always do all the hip flexor stretches really easily - because they never came close to stretching my hip flexors - now I have a new set & they are NOT nice to do)