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post #61 of 77
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post
Core, Core, Core, Core and more core, then train for muscle endurance:

Here are 3 easy at home training tips I learned at rehab:

* I really improved my endurance by working on isometric squats. holding in position for sets of 1 minute with a 8# medicine ball. Hold the ball center, left and right. This helps build muscles endurance, plus strenght. I learned these in rehab last fall for my knees. Low impact on the joints too.
* stand on one foot. have a person put a green theraband (you can get one at any PT center. Most will give or sell to you for a couple of dollars) or something preferable elastic. Have the person work around in a circle lightly pulling you down, left, right. Work to keep balance. The idea is not to pull you over. This is excellent for core, balance and all the leg, ankle and calf muscles.
* tie a theraband around your ankles so your feet are together. Start in a standing position and step as far as you can comfortably to the left (or right) and squat as you step (sideways lunge), as you stand, bring your other leg to the center slowly. Go across for 5 steps and then back leading with the opposite leg. Do 5 sets. You can modify depth of squat to suit. Add a medicine ball for addtional intensity. In addition to quads and hamps, it help ad/abductors and core.

no wonder you have kevlar in your belly!

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post #62 of 77
Not yet! Monday at 9 am!
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Great link Max. That's the skate school I've been going to, Skate Journeys.
post #64 of 77
yup, page loaded this time, very interesting. Cool skating too. Good onya' Acro.
post #65 of 77
If you can get a hold of it, you might try p90x's ploymetric workout tape. it is absolutely the toughest aerobic workout i have done and i run a 6:30 mile.
it does several different types of squats, lunges and all sorts of ridiculous stuff that i know would help a skier. i would think that if you can get thru that going full out and still have energy left over, you can take what most mountains will throw at you.
but dont get the whole set just for that. i can detail it out for you rather than spending all that money for one workout.
post #66 of 77
Cool, I will look that up. I am glad you have an explanation of your handle, I was thinking you were a 40-55 y/o woman cruising apres bars looking for jibbers....
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post #68 of 77
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But not if you have a cat. Trust me.
post #69 of 77
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Originally Posted by Acrophobia View Post
This sounds a lot like skating! Which is a real quad workout, to be sure.



A-man, you're turning into BWPA!

Well I am definelty going to work on my typing and thought process then because that would be a fate worse then death.

I don't know how that happened A brain fade I guess. I meant to say I have the opposite problem, my calf muscle is really high and only 14" in diameter and 8.75 just above the ankle!

pruf reding iz mi knew pasttyme:
post #70 of 77
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Originally Posted by Atomicman View Post
my calf muscle is really high and only 14" in diameter and 8.75 just above the ankle!
14" in diameter? Now that would be cause for Atomic Radiasation!
post #71 of 77
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Originally Posted by skicougar View Post
If you can get a hold of it, you might try p90x's plyometric workout tape.....................
but don't get the whole set just for that. i can detail it out for you rather than spending all that money for one workout.
The p90x series will give you a total body workout as well as improve your balance, agility, flexibility, quickness and endurance. Most of the exercise disks are around an hour except for the yoga which at ninety minutes is ridiculously long. Be prepared for an intense workout.
post #72 of 77
Have you been doing (or have done) P90X, BillA?

Kudos to you, if so!
post #73 of 77
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Have you been doing (or have done) P90X, BillA?

Kudos to you, if so!
Hey Baja!

I started with P90, about half way through their progression I (we actually, my wife is doing it with me) decided it wasn't challenging enough and moved up to P90 Masters. P90X looked, and is, too intense to start with if you're not already in good shape. Occasionally we mix in one of the P90X routines, today it will be cardio X, just to break things up a bit and to get a leg up on learning the exercises. We'll finish up P90 M in August and then get started with the first round of P90X. P90 Masters is P90X lite but still pretty intense. We both have more energy and feel better since we started. Can't wait to get going with the X.
post #74 of 77
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14" in diameter? Now that would be cause for Atomic Radiasation!
Booster Straps are not optional!
post #75 of 77
Hey I'm doing p90x too - and having awesome results (to me they are anyway)! Love this program although it is intense and not for the faint of heart, muscle or willpower. It's 1/hour/day 6 days/week, with a nutrition program to help you lose fat.

Beachbody, who puts it out has got some other more leg-centric workouts also. The trainer is Tony Horton and he's a skier also. He's 50 and in phenomenal shape.

One of my motivations to do it was to lose my heavy body so I could ski longer. I was strong but just too big to keep going for as long as I wanted. We'll see how things go - but my overall fitness level has increased quite a bit so far ....
post #76 of 77
Youngsman -

I'm not a ski instructor, and it sounds like you received all the technical advice from those who ARE ski instructors. But one thing they may have missed - your state of mind. I have found that if I start down a very steep run that I'm not familiar with, or it is snowing so hard that the visibility is very poor, I unconsciously TIGHTEN the muscles in my quads and thighs. This makes me tire VERY quickly. Lately though, I "consciously" try to relax instead, and it makes all the difference. Could part of your problem be "psychological?"
post #77 of 77
wall sits for 2-5 hrs
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