One of the biggest problems I have when skiing, that's holding me back from advancing from an intermediate skier, is that my legs tense up, where it feels like I have rebar in my legs! I'm noticing that not too long after I clip into my bindings and do a run or two, my leg muscles seem to tense up and get very stiff. All it takes is one moderate run, and my legs muscles are very tense. Even if I back off and do an easier run, and even when I'm on the chair lift, my legs feel very stiff. I consciously try to relax and ski "loose" on easier terrain, but usually, once I tense up, it seems like I've got rebar legs for the rest of the day and my skiing goes to crap. It's not an issue of exercising, and getting in better skiing shape, I already do that. I think it has more to do with confidence (or lack thereof) that makes me tense up and not let go. Anyone have any suggestions - it's driving me crazy ?
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11/24/09 at 8:45pm