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Do you excercise?

Poll Results: How often do you exercise or do active things other than skiing?

Poll expired: Jan 14, 2010  
  • 3% (2)
    I do not do much of anything that could be considered exercise other than skiing and I don't ski more than twice a week.
  • 3% (2)
    I do a few things to get ion better shape as ski season approaches, but not much else.
  • 6% (4)
    I do something active (other than skiing) about once or twice a week.
  • 51% (33)
    I do active things or exercise several times a week.
  • 32% (21)
    I do active things or exercise several times pretty much every day.
  • 1% (1)
    I don't exercise, but I ski so often I do not need other exercise to be healthy.
  • 1% (1)
    Flawed poll, breathing and watching WM flicks should also count., improper definitions, etc..
64 Total Votes  
post #1 of 29
Thread Starter 
The "Is skiing an 'athletic' sport?" thread got me wondering about ski enthusiasts and exercise in general.  How many people on this forum do what could be considered "exercise" (other than skiing) that helps them ski better and/or longer?  Biking and skating count as exercise the same as running, sit ups, etc..

Mods, I put this in general skiing instead of fitness to get responses from a broader sample.
post #2 of 29

Would golf count - if you carry your bag - no trolley, no wheels, no buggy?
Also I do bar exercises.

post #3 of 29
YEA! first to vote!. Anyways I do something almost everyday. I hit the gym at least 5 days a week, even if it is only for 15 min of cardio. At work I do ton of walking, not sure if that counts. I am a bit lazier in the summer, but I usually work outside building decks and that sort of thing. I am not in the shape I once was, but I think I do OK.
post #4 of 29
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wear The Fox Hat View Post

Would golf count - if you carry your bag - no trolley, no wheels, no buggy?
Also I do bar exercises.

18 holes of golf (not put put) walking with clubs counts fo sho


Honestly Fox, I would have expected you to ask about Tiger Wood's golf exercise techniques
Edited by crgildart - 12/15/09 at 9:15am
post #5 of 29
Football (soccer) coaching 1-2 times a week? Soccer refereeing 1-2 times a week in the summer months. Some biking in the summer - too much snow and ice now. XC skiing when not skiing alpine. Still fat though ;)
post #6 of 29
In the past, my exercise was really spotty. It seemed like there was always something happening to divert my attention. This year I've been riding an exercycle 30 minutes a day nearly every day. Unfortunately, not having a job is mainly what has allowed me the time to do it. However, it made a big difference my first day out at Copper a last week. I had sore calf muscles the next day and that was it.
post #7 of 29
I used to be in the guy who did nothing to get ready for skiing because I played soccer, mtn biked, road bike, golf etc, so I never needed to. However I am older now (35) and have a couple kids, a wife, house and all the things that go along with that. So it is more difficult to be as active as I once was, there are just not enough hours in the day. So I felt the need to start "working out" at a gym for the first time. In two hours I can in a good amount of exercise and I feel better now than I have in quite a while. We will see what effect it has on my skiing soon. I am by no means a couch potato, as I said above, I don't have a desk job and in the summer I work outside, but hitting the weights has done a ton for my bad back and knees.
post #8 of 29

Yes. 

Every day with purpose and enthusiasm!

post #9 of 29
In the gym about 2 hours, 3 times a week.  Put in at least 45 of cardio those days.  Ski and / or play golf (walk and carry) once per week. 

Not a bad life.
post #10 of 29
every day. I do sports all year around:
-- trail running
-- road/ mountain biking
-- swimming
-- gym (rehab after knee surgery but I'm coming back stronger than ever!)

I live in CA, so the weather helps to be active through the winter. But honestly, I aproach every gym session as a preparation for either skiing or some running event. I'm looking into triathlons as well...
post #11 of 29
I ride motocross 2 times a week and use the gym usually 2-3 days a week. Does that count as exercise
post #12 of 29
I do a lot of running and Nordic skiing in winter to keep in shape.  In the summer I'm an avid cyclist and used to ride 11 miles to work one way every day.  I'm building myself a fixed gear road bike but, my passion is mountain biking. 

My husband and I do a lot of back-country hiking/camping trips.  We usually do 15-20 mile days of hiking (we walk fast) and when you walk that much with 40-60 lbs on your back...you can eat whatever you want.  We are planning a trip this summer to Pictured Rocks and Isle Royale NP.  We did Yellowstone a few times, hiking for 3 weeks.  Starting at the NW corner of the park and hiked all the way out and into Teton NP.  Great exercise but, our friends and family think we are nuts.  We love it though.
post #13 of 29
Over 4,000 miles on my road bike this year combined with core exercises should count. Right?
post #14 of 29
Let's see.  Rode my road bike about 3,000 miles over the spring and summer months.  Hiked about 100 miles through the White Mountains in the fall, along with spin classes at the gym three times a week.  And I do about 30 minutes on the elliptical machine at the gym three times a week.  I practice lifting with a pint of Ben & Jerry's with some regularity as well. 

Seems to have worked.  I did my first three days at Stowe this past weekend, about 20K vert a day.  Felt pretty good afterwords.
post #15 of 29
Usually do a couple of cardio (rowing/swimming) and a few weights sessions a week (weights more for building strength than bulk though some bulking up is unavoidable).

When I'm a few months out from the season start I tend to spend a bit more time on lower body stuff & that works really well for me.
post #16 of 29
I hired Chaos as my personal trainer.  'nuf said.
post #17 of 29
Mountain bike on weekends, roadbike during the week (I only logged 1,000 miles), P90X between it all.  I gotta keep moving because I'm 43 and I have to be able to take a hit.  8 foot drops on the mountain bike or crashing going 40mph on skis can hurt :)  I also decided to stop eating sugar, drinking soda, booze (for the most part) and other crap this year.  That was tough.  Dropped twenty plus pounds though.  Weigh in at 160 and I'm 6feet tall.  I feel good again.  Gotta go work out now... too much sitting in front of the computer.
post #18 of 29
I have the best training partner in the world, my 4 year old golden retriever that wants to go jogging every day, rain , snow sleet, sun ,it doesn't matter. Jog about 4 miles 28-29 days per month. Old man weight lifting just about every day. Purchased about 5-6 years ago the metal stand where you can do dips, pushups, and pushups. Absolutely suck at pull ups. Embarrassing how few I can do.

 No where near enough stretching which at my satge in the game is probably more important than  strength training. Haven't surrendered to advanced middle age, but I'm afraid its a battle you can't win.
post #19 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by crgildart View Post



18 holes of golf (not put put) walking with clubs counts fo sho


Honestly Fox, I would have expected you to ask about Tiger Wood's golf exercise techniques

 


I don't know dude, if you play18 holes of golf (yes even walking and carrying the bag,) then drink 2 martinis you've taken in more calories than you burned.
     I find that working out super hard the traditional  way (lighting, running, or swimming) will not only help you be healthier, but you will be better at everything that you do, like skiing or even walking around town and i found it halped me become a better chess player.

*note, This only works if you work out HARD>
post #20 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by roundturns View Post

I have the best training partner in the world, my 4 year old golden retriever that wants to go jogging every day, rain , snow sleet, sun ,it doesn't matter. Jog about 4 miles 28-29 days per month. Old man weight lifting just about every day. Purchased about 5-6 years ago the metal stand where you can do dips, pushups, and pushups. Absolutely suck at pull ups. Embarrassing how few I can do.

 No where near enough stretching which at my satge in the game is probably more important than  strength training. Haven't surrendered to advanced middle age, but I'm afraid its a battle you can't win.
Awesome, you can't win the battle,come on eventually you get old, but as long as you keep fighting i don't think you'll loosefor a long long long time
post #21 of 29
Try to run on the treadmill 3 times a week in the winter, prefer to bike in the summer but will use the treadmill then to fill in for missed rides. Would like to get into the gym to lift 3 times a week, but it's usually 2 times at best and I do what I can at home to make up for it. Concentrate a lot on leg press and other very heavy weight lower body exercises, think that this helps me with skiing. Used to XC ski 3-5 times a week when we had snow, but now I'm hoping to go once a week if I can schedule it (used to work very close to home and near groomed trails, now have a 50 mile commute to a poorer snow area).
post #22 of 29
I run 4-5 times per week right now.  As ski season ramps up that will be more like 3-4 (skiing 1-2).  During the summer I add cycling and swimming. 
post #23 of 29
 I compete in powerlifting.  My best lifts are 615 squat, 405 bench, 545 deadlift.
post #24 of 29
The remote for my tv is pretty heavy and I lift it a lot to channel surf.
post #25 of 29
I break a sweat watching my wife running back and forth to the fridge for my beers
post #26 of 29
Usually skateboard 3+  x/week.  Letting a hand heal so have taken a break and been bike riding over the last 6 weeks.  MTB, sucking @ bmx, some road rides.  some water sports, plus sometimes combine trail running or hiking with fishing.

Haven't played a full round of golf for a while, but walking a full round = roughly a good road ride on the bike.  Not in calories burned but in overall fitness.

My New Year's resolution is more yoga & moto. 
post #27 of 29
Does cycling 5000 miles a year count??
post #28 of 29
 Less than a hundred miles a week? I doubt that counts, but if it does, I'm a yes!
post #29 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by telerod15 View Post

 Less than a hundred miles a week? I doubt that counts, but if it does, I'm a yes!

LOL,

I'm considering commuting 150 days a year, It's a 52 mile RT.

Michael
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