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to any trainers offering ski conditioning: how often per week would you suggest ski specific workouts (in addition to regular workouts?)

post #1 of 9
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to any trainers offering ski conditioning:

 

how often per week would you suggest ski specific workouts (in addition to one's regular workouts?) 

 

I'm working out each wk doing weights and aerobics and would like to supplement it with some of the youtube exercises I've come across...so how often? 1x/wk...2x/...3x/ 

 

thoughts?

post #2 of 9

If you supplement with CrossFit 3 days on 1 day off you'll be fine

post #3 of 9

I think the first step is understanding the real concept of specificity.  The idea of mimicking an activity as a way to train for it is not necessarily the best approach. There may be a place for that, but it's only part of the picture.

 

I would say that most of your training for 2-4 months leading up to ski season should be "ski-specific", but ski-specific doesn't mean mimicking skiing: it means building your body up to be ready for what you will ask of it on the slopes.  This means getting strong (not just in the legs!), getting powerful, addressing range of motion limitations and muscle activation shortcomings, and working on cardiorespiratory conditioning.

 

What do you do in your training now?

 

Elsbeth 

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Elsbeth:

 

I just signed up for your $30 ski conditioning program ...will see how it goes...hope I can get in at least decent skiing shape by end of november (when the hills open) and then of course will continue it onwards, so hopefully by jan (and beyond) I'll be in markedly improved condition...nothing like a challenge and time deadline to get you 'focused' 

post #5 of 9

Awesome! I suspect you'll like it. Feel free to drop me a message if any questions come up.

 

Elsbeth

post #6 of 9

Loboski, I could not do that kind of a schedule.  The intensity would put me under.  If I scaled maybe, but that would take away the benifits of lifting heavy.  I am doing 3 to 4 days right now, maybe a little more on average.

 

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If you supplement with CrossFit 3 days on 1 day off you'll be fine

post #7 of 9

Put the heavy lifting and the CrossFit on different parts of the macrocycle?

post #8 of 9

Elsbeth I have ordered your ski training program as well.

Hope to be in better shape before the season starts.

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Elsbeth I have ordered your ski training program as well.

Hope to be in better shape before the season starts.



It was designed to do just that! smile.gif

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