So I'm hoping to get some advice on how I should rest my body as I continue to pile up the days.
No knee, shoulder, or other major joint injuries in my life. Broken bones are limited to meta-carpals/tarsals.
Whitewater kayaking 100+ days for the past 4 summers.
Skiing 100+ days for the past two seasons, currently around 30 days this season.
To the point:
I feel these two sports compliment each other in the sense that the major joints used get a season of rest in between.
This season I actually have a great job that allows me to ski whenever I want. Problem is I've had some interesting things happen as of late with my knees. I feel like I may be overworking my joints and it could be leading me to problems.
I was hoping someone could shed some light on how much rest I should be giving my body, what type of stretching will be good for knee maintenance (ballistic or static?), and if I should be worried if I feel a tad bit weaker in my knees in certain situations (the other day I ate s^$& coming down spaulding in knee deep, at the last second I had the epitomy that letting go and falling would be better than pushing my knee to do something that could blow it out).