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Dear Vlad,

Why are World Cup Skiers' workout regimens so hard to find? I'm reading Maier's book and appreciate that science and fine-tuning to the Nth degree is the name of the game but why are specifics so hard to come by? Top Secret Stuff?

H. Maier, 2003 TdF


"...For those interested, Hermann Maier's unofficial time in the prologue was 8'45 for the 6.5 km, a respectable average speed of 44.6 km/h. So far, that puts him 13 seconds behind the slowest time of Alessandro Bertolini (8'32)."
post #2 of 15
Ryan

Even the "Bode Workout" posted elsewere left out the details of what to put in the wheel barrow.

Jeesh why do they make it so hard ??

CalG


;-))
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Originally Posted by Cgrandy
Ryan

Even the "Bode Workout" posted elsewere left out the details of what to put in the wheel barrow.
perhaps "fertilizer"?
post #4 of 15
That would "Doo">
post #5 of 15
I honestly think it's because there are so few standardized regimens with most weltcuppers.
i mean- ghirardelli used to simply hike up mountains every day, do some squats, and hit the sack.
I like the uphill-hike part, as BillA can attest.
Meuller was an animal who squatted, deadlifted, etc., for hours each day.
many weltcup skiers bicycle like animals, and two very gifted snowboarders I know, one whom is barkingbear, have insane leg-conditioning as a result of being absolute beasts on ye ole velocipedes.
On the cross-m team, we used to do unweighted squats in the parking lot each AM before our 8-10 hr. daily course workouts, and my roommate/training partner and I would still hit 'tahoe iron works' in tahoe city each night to do full-body workouts: squat, bench, military press, scott curls, weighted-dips, 'arnold presses' (twisting military dumbbell press), milk-crate plyometrics, squat sled, and twice-weekly heavy deadlifts.
i was an avid runner prior to a handful of my knee injuries, but running and weltcup skiing don't really complement each other well enough to blow the clalories and knee-trauma on running.
I shared much gym time with some great weltcup skiers in some european gyms who involved more massage and machine work, which can't be overstated. when pursuing hypertrophy in big-muscles such as quads and hamstrings, a sadistic masseur who knows how to break up adhesions is key.
many german and eastern-european athletes use negative-resistance equipment much like the hydrostatic cybex stuff used in PT facilities, to excellent advantage.
I don't knock too many workouts at all, as each athlete has vastly different needs which require different regimens.
downhill (and all single-event alpine) skiing and snowboarding being such strength events, I've always felt that a talented ski racer whom decided to take 18 months off and simply spend that time performing NFL 3-day/wk. workouts would return to the course a world champion.
that's my own theory which has yet to be proven or disproven, however.
post #6 of 15
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danke.
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bitte schon
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I just love the continental feel around here!

Thatsagirl
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hey- watch that "continental feel-around", sister
i'm a human being with feelings.....
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hey- watch that "continental feel-around", sister
i'm a human being with feelings.....
post #11 of 15
Thread Starter 
"I gotcher Continental feel."

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brilliant.ryan
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You boys are just so bad...

Thatsagirl
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a sadistic masseur who knows how to break up adhesions is key
One word:

Rossiter
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One word:

Rossiter
i deal with qui gong - tui na. great stuff. i was going once a week for awhile, and as i've gotten better, i need it waaaay less. great stuff, IF youc an find it.
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