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post #181 of 209

I don't know how you guys are managing the P90x thing. I tried for three days and ended up barely being able to move for a week!

 

I've done a whole bunch, though.

 

-New tires on my car. (Switched from Michelin Pilot Exalto PE2 summer tires to Pilot Sport A/S Plus All-Seaons.)

-Chains for the car, as required by CA law.

-Whole new soft gear setup: jacket (Orage Bazil) and pants (Marmot Motion), gloves (Dakine Scout) and goggles (Bolle Y6).

-Got a remote control for my iPhone so I can change songs without taking it out and getting it cold and wet. (Griffin Navigate)

-Quit smoking. (Started in July, been off the patch for about two months now.)

 

I've been trying to eat better, but haven't been able to lose any weight. I think I need to get up on the hill and get my rear kicked by how outta shape I am to really get motivated to get myself going.

post #182 of 209

Dropped 40 lbs by switching to paleo eating, doing some intermittent fasting, and taking long hikes.

 

Bought a bunch of new gear, including skis and boots.

 

Now I'm working on ski-specific conditioning.

post #183 of 209
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Originally Posted by Dexter View Post

Dropped 40 lbs by switching to paleo eating, doing some intermittent fasting, and taking long hikes.

 

Wow, 40 lbs, that will help!

post #184 of 209

Consistent resistance training since July 17th 3-4 workouts a week, haven't missed one.

Cardio kind of ended a few weeks ago :(

 

Skis waxed, gear updated, all polyester retired, only SmartWool against my skin now.

 

Snow tires on rims waiting to be put on car in garage.

 

post #185 of 209


 

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Originally Posted by Paul Jones View Post

Wow, 40 lbs, that will help!


It has helped with the day -to-day as well. Hard to believe!

 

I have 10 more pounds to go . . . they are a bit more stubborn then the previous 40.

post #186 of 209

put on a few pounds so I'll stay warmer and go down faster!! :)

post #187 of 209

Climbed up to about 12,500 and had a little ski.  It's since snowed another 15" at this location, so I think another look will be in order.

post #188 of 209

I didn't do this.  Looks like something from the US team.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pwcFeYHXJE&feature=player_embedded

 

But it's not.

post #189 of 209

Have to agree with one of the video comments - looks like a recipe for disaster!  ;-)

 

I've found a good quickie exercise to be squatting all the way down on both feet with flat heels till the butt almost touches the floor, then as I come up when I get to about 90 degrees upper/lower leg angle I switch to a single leg and finish coming all the way up on that leg alone. Back down all the way on both legs, then alternate to other leg on the way up. Kind of a poor man's one-legged squat.

 

For us mere mortals, particularly those who might be office bound or otherwise stuck inside, easy to work in during the day. A few of those gets the heart pumping, gives the legs a nice blast, and the finish on one leg requires balance.

post #190 of 209
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Kind of a poor man's one-legged squat.

 

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 I can't do pistols either.  Will have to try that drill to see if it helps.

post #191 of 209
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 I can't do pistols either.  Will have to try that drill to see if it helps.


Pistols = one legged squats?

 

I realized once I get going instead of "back down on both legs" it's actually "back down on one leg till I need to bring the other leg into play". So when fully vertical it's like balancing stork style on the one leg, then back down on that leg to about 45 degrees or so till the other leg needs to kick in.

 

I think over time this could lead to a full one-legged squat, but I can't do one of those either now.

post #192 of 209

Pistol is a one legged squat.  At Crossfit we use bands to assist the pistol when scaling.  The band goes over the pull-up bar and you grasp high using the tension to help at the bottom of the pistol.  This one bothers my knees.

 

http://media.crossfit.com/cf-video/CrossFitJournal_AdrianTrainingPistolsPre1.wmv

post #193 of 209

Rollerblading and working out at the gym. Lost around 45lbs in the last 5 months.  It's amazing how much more energy you have when you aren't lugging that weight around with you.  On a bad note, most of my ski gear not longer fits like it used too, so i have to buy all new stuff.  Probably going for Arcteryx Stingray and pants since i don't ever plan on getting that weight back.

post #194 of 209

I always notice it in my feet when I shed lbs.  Boots no longer fit.

post #195 of 209

Five days at Copper.

post #196 of 209

After spending a few days at Sierra, I can see that I need to work on my squat. roflmao.gif

post #197 of 209

Built a hot box for $70. Been working out all year. Made a commitment to go to Utah in February. Bought a season pass to Sunday River, ME.

post #198 of 209

Weight training, squats, and spending way too much time reading about all things ski related since April.

post #199 of 209

I've been using an hydraulic machine to get my legs in shape. Really nice piece of equipment. The $30,000 price tag is steep. Thankfully my physical education teacher has connections with an AD for a local college that was getting a new one and procured the one I'm using. If you can find a gym with one of these I highly recommended it. You have to lift all the way to the top and pull all the way down working both quads and hamstrings. The harder you lift the more it resists; so however much you put into is what you will get out of it. If you don't mind putting your legs through hell for a month they will be in great shape.

post #200 of 209

Lots of biking in the summer for cardio, and as the season gets closer, more hiking

post #201 of 209

Landed a job at the Henderson Mill in Grand County CO at 9600'. Part of said job includes climbing 5 story sets of steep stairs-while carrying tools-miles of climbing and walking every day while earning a paycheck. Seemed to have worked-non stop runs of the T-bar at Breck the other day-and the best-my ski pants no longer come unbuttoned at the top snap!!

post #202 of 209

I skied Saturday.

 

 

Now I am prepared for the upcoming season.

post #203 of 209
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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post

As the title says, what have you done specifically in preparation for the upcoming ski season?



HEY RR glad to see you posting. You just know what Ive done I went out and purchased a new bottle of Johnny Walker Blue!!!

Kindda odd to see you without your full face on and without it your hair just isnt as slick !!

post #204 of 209
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Pistol is a one legged squat.  At Crossfit we use bands to assist the pistol when scaling.  The band goes over the pull-up bar and you grasp high using the tension to help at the bottom of the pistol.  This one bothers my knees.

 

http://media.crossfit.com/cf-video/CrossFitJournal_AdrianTrainingPistolsPre1.wmv



Crossfit has done wonders. I feel as strong on my fifth day this year as I did on my last day the prior year. Actually a little stronger. It did take a few days to get the muscle memory back, but the strength was already there.

post #205 of 209

Lots of urban cycling:

 

 

And some swimming as well. 

post #206 of 209

Let's see...6 different surgeries,10 months of physical therapy, too much time not exercising, and getting BORED.  Unfortunately, I still don't know when I'll be back on skis

post #207 of 209
P90x, down 25lbs. I finish on Christmas Eve. Leave for Steamboat four days later. In my best shape since college (21 years ago). Pretty sure it won't help my technique, but carrying around less weight and having better fitness and stamina has to help the skiing.
post #208 of 209

After an injury last January, finally back into CrossFit 4 days a week. Been skiing 1-2 days a weekend the last few weeks, no problems with recovery at all even on days with bootpacking (skis for Dukes still not here). That's the biggest difference being in decent shape makes I find, not feeling beat up after a day of skiing and being able to ski immediately after a 20min bootpack.

post #209 of 209

Rested. 

 

 

Played competitive Ultimate Frisbee (2nd at Nationals - Mixed Division) until October 31.

 

Recently have gotten back into the weight room and doing a round of Rippetoe Starting Strength.  Probably will start Crossfit January 1 and eating right in April.

 

 

 

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